Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I seriously can't believe it's 2010!

This year, my husband and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. My babies will turn 3 and 6. I will turn 30. I hope 2010 will be a happy, healthy, safe year for my loved ones and I.

I'm not a big fan of New Years Eve (maybe because I don't drink), but we always celebrate. To me, New Years Eve is about being with my friends and my family.

We started out our day by visiting Grant's Grandma Ross. We didn't go to her house on Christmas Day, so we had to go see her. It was a great visit! Grant's extended family is huge, so we don't get any one on one time with her on holidays. It was so nice to be able to visit with just her!

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On the way home, Lexie fell asleep. It was late, but it was a good thing, because she was going to have a late night! Grant, Dylan, and I had dinner, and then woke Lexie up so we could attend two parties.

We spent the evening at Jocie's house, and celebrated with her family. It was fun! The food was delicious, and Dylan, Lexie, and Tyler had a great time playing together.

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Dylan loves to use my camera to take pictures. He's actually quite good, but snaps so quickly!

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Lexie and Tyler were getting very tired, but managed to stay up to ring in the New Year.

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Dylan had plenty of energy!

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The kids had a good time making noise when the ball dropped! I'm so surprised baby Braden slept through the commotion! We had a great time with Jocie and her family!

My sister Andrea lives near Jocie, so we stopped at her party around 12:30 in the morning. The kids were so excited to play with their cousins!

Everybody was in great spirits by the time we arrived. I still managed to have fun without drinking!

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I hope I never see her dancing on a bar again!

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We left my sister's house around 2:30. The kids fell asleep instantly! The roads were getting slippery as we neared our house, so I was happy to be home!

All partied out, I guess.

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Grant and I finally went to bed at 4 AM. I was dreading getting up, but Lexie didn't wake up until 12:15, so I got to sleep in. That won't happen again until next year! ;) Dylan didn't crawl out of bed until after 1.

We went over to my sister, Sharilyn's house for an early dinner with my family.

My niece, Michelle, turned 21 today! Needless to say, she had a good time last night!

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She and my nephew, Kelvin, were quite tired!

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Actually, all the adults were!

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Lexie and Dylan were so excited to see my great niece, Aubrey. She used to spend almost every day at my house until she moved away. We really miss her!

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Dylan and Lexie spent the next few hours playing with their cousins (and their Nana).

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We came home, got into our pajamas, and enjoyed a lazy night! We're having a snow storm right now. We're supposed to get 6-8 inches over the weekend! Right now, the roads are completely covered, and it feels nice to be trapped inside.

I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2010!

Happy New Year!

13 comments:

  1. Just reading it all made me tired, Steph! Sounds like y'all had a great time though! Doesn't it feel good when it all comes to a screeching halt and we get to SLOW BACK down to a normal pace?

    Happy New Year!

    PS - I don't drink at all either.

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  2. It looks like a fun New Years! I'm with you my husband and I don't drink, so New Years is just about spending time with Family and friends! Happy New Year!

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  3. I can't beleive you got married at 20. Wow!

    Lexie has the best wardrobe ever.

    I LOL'ed at all the toys in your back seat. Happy New Year!!

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  4. Sounds like a great New Year's. You sure are busy during your holidays!!

    The kids are so cute sleeping in their car seats. I love those kinds of pictures. And umm, so jealous about Lexie sleeping in until after noon! That would NEVER happen in my house...but that's okay. i suppose 8 a.m. isn't all that early.

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  5. I'm officially lame! Toddlers stayed up later than me! I was asleep by 10:30! I guess I have a 5 week old excuse though. :o) Happy New Year and I love Lexie's coat!!

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  6. Lexie has got to be the snazziest dressed little child I have ever seen!!!!! her in that coat!! and dancing on the bar...how cute!!!
    happy new year!

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  7. i laughed so hard at lexie dancing on the bar. thats a clasic and a blackmail pic when she is older. lol

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  8. What a big year you have coming up! The hubs turns 30 this year and he keeps groaning and moaning about it. :)
    Your kids are precious! Love the pic of them sleeping in the car!

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  9. Looks like you had so much fun! You have such a beautiful family! Happy New Year!!!

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  10. Wow! What a night! Looks like you had so much fun with family and friends. Hoping you have an amazing 2010!
    Nicole

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  11. Sounds like the best kind of New Year's celebration - with family! The kids looked like they were totally loving staying up late! :)

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  12. Oh my! Steph, I am tired reading that! My favorite shot of all was Lexie dancing with the beads on! She is such a doll! Happy 2010!

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  13. oh my goodness how did you even stay up that late?! I was just excited to be awake until 12 and watch the ball drop. Your insane and those kids stayed up that late. Sounds like so much fun though but man i am glad you all got to sleep in :)

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