Saturday, January 3, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I am very behind on blogging. We had a wonderful Holiday. But, it was very busy and very exhausting. I just took a break from taking down the Christmas decorations to finally blog about our holiday.


Katie helping me wrap gifts at the last minute on Christmas Eve

We started Christmas Eve at my Grandmother's house for a visit with my Gram, Dad, Step-Mother, and Step-Grandmom. We had been doing this for several years and then going to Church with my Grandmom.

Katie, Gram, and me

Then off to Karen and Jeff's for there annual Christmas Eve open house. Karen out does herself every year. We have a wonderful time relaxing with family and friends.

Family Photo at Karen and Jeff's House

Mimi and Katie
Best Buds Katie and Neve

Katie enjoyed leaving cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. Katie said goodbye to Kelsey the Elf. I told her she will see Kelsey again next year.

Dan carrying Katie down the stairs Christmas Eve

Cookies for Santa

See you next year Kelsey

Ready for bed and ready for Santa

Christmas morning was a BLAST! Katie didn't wake up until 8am...yeah! I was able to sleep in. Katie was so sweet. She took her time opening her gifts. Asked us if we wanted to help her. Loved everything she got and was so happy.

Santa came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie as a Nurse just like Mommy

Aunt Karen and Uncle Jeff called about 10am and said breakfast was ready so we dashed across the street and had a WONDERFUL breakfast.

After breakfast, I helped Katie open all the pieces to her doll house and Daddy got dinner ready. We spent the rest of the day playing dollhouse and cooking dinner.

Karen, Jeff, Bailey, Brady, and Mimi, Leigh, and Grandmom Pat,Two-Pop, and Mom-Mom Maureen came to our house for dinner.

Tired out from all the fun. Katie fell asleep on Aunt Karen right before dinner

Christmas dinner



It was a wonderful Christmas.

The Friday after Christmas we went to Dan's Aunt Dolores and Uncle Ed's for our annual pollyanna party with Dan's family.

Katie opening her gifts from Aunt Dolores and Uncle Ed

Watch out Hannah Montana

Dan and his cousins

Saturday, we went to a Christmas open house at our friends Mark and Diane.

Katie and the kids at Mark and Diane's

Katie opening her gift from Uncle Tom and Aunt Mel

Having fun at Mark and Diane's. I am always like amazon woman next to these little Italian woman.

New Year's Eve we went to Philly to Reading Terminal Market for lunch and then off to the Please Touch Museum for a few hours. We arrived just in time for the count down to New Years. The Mummers were there playing and they dropped beach balls for all the kids. It was alot of fun.

Katie and Dan after the beach balls dropped

Katie having fun at the Please Touch Museum

We spent New Year's Eve night at Karen and Jeff's. We had appetizers and a nice dinner and then watched a movie. Bad idea because I fell asleep on the couch. I woke up at 11:55pm just in time to ring in the New Year. After a Happy New Year wish to everyone we walked across the street and went home and went to bed.

Katie playing her new V Motion game from Aunt Karen and Uncle Jeff on New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year everyone!!!!


Missy said...

Looks like a perfect Christmas! You know what I love about Katie Min Min??? She always looks SO genuinely happy about everything. I can tell her life is full. She is a little angel! I am glad you guys had a great holiday!

Jill said...

My favorite is the nurse/scrubs pic! What a cutie!

Sue said...

Whew, I'm tired just reading about all that fun. Your pics are great and they really show the fun times you guys had. The wig cracks me up!
Love the scrubs too.

Sue : )

Felicia said...

No wonder you're guys were packing a lot of fun in a short amount of time. Love the scrubs!! Looks like the perfect Christmas.

Kate said...

It looks like you made the most out of every minute!!! I love seeing all your pictures! Hope you are resting up and relaxing a little too!!

We'll talk soon!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Jen,

Looks like you all had a wonderful Holiday Season!! Seeing Katie in those pink scrubs reminds me of the day we all went to the Please Touch Museum....she looks so cute wearing them!! Love your hair looks fantastic!!

Happy New Year to you, Dan, and Katie Min Min...hope to see you soon!


Jboo said...

Wow -- you all had a great time, didn't you! Looks like so much fun was had by all. Love her nurse outfit!

Best wishes for the new year!


Amie@HeartSmiles said...

You can tell by those pics she had the greatest Christmas ever!!! ALL smiles! love it.. so sweet!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


Ivy said...

HI Jen,
I just love the nurse outfit for Katie! How cute. You'll have to tell me where you got it. All I see are doc outfits.

Looks like your house was happily busy over the holidays with more good times to be had!