Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Out with the Old, In with the New!

I can't believe 2011 is gone, and 2012 is here!!!

We had a wonderful Christmas break! Sadly, that came to an end today. Grant returned to work after a 10 day break, and Dylan returned to school. I miss my boys!

We finished out 2011 with a much needed staycation! We spent a lot of time with each other, and with our family and friends, had sleepovers every night, and enjoyed staying up late and sleeping in!

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The day after Christmas, poor Lilybug woke up with a cold. She woke up screaming every hour Christmas night, and in the morning, she was not happy at all. When my baby doesn't smile, you know something is wrong!

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Luckily, it was a quick bug, and she was smiling by that evening. We decided to skip our traditional day after Christmas shopping, and stay in all day. Dylan and Lexie spent a few hours with my dad. He took them to visit my uncle, and then took them out for lunch!

We spent the rest of the day getting Christmas presents out of boxes and playing with new stuff.

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Is that not the biggest bag of garbage EVER?

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On Tuesday, we spent the afternoon shopping, and got some great deals! That evening, we had some friends over to visit. Wednesday was another laid-back day. Grant visited his brother for a bit, so Dylan and I did some toy organization in his room. I'm pretty sure we stayed in our pajamas all day!

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Speaking of pajamas, Lily has been the blowout queen lately. 3 pairs of pajamas in 12 hours? CHECK!

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On Thursday, I visited my parents, and finally got to see my great-nephew, Gio. He was born 6 days before Lily, but at 28 weeks. He has grown so much, but is still a great deal shorter than Lily, and about 5 lbs less!

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On Friday, we had a lazy afternoon at home, and then had to run a few errands, before visiting friends for the night. Unfortunately, there was a little snag in our plans. When I came out of Target, Grant informed me the SUV had no power. It had been acting funny occasionally, when I would start it, but now there was a big problem! We tried jumping it twice with no luck, and finally decided to just deal with it in the morning, and go on with our plans.

While Grant got a ride home to pick up his car, I pushed the kids around in the sit and stand stroller. The total combined weight of the stroller, Lily's carseat, and my three kids exceeded my own weight, but I did it in heels AND rain. When I grew tired of that, we stopped at the Target food court for an Icee Treat. We got to our friend's house a few hours late, but still had fun. Despite the stress, it was still a good day!

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Finally, New Year's Eve arrived. It started out with good (inexpensive!) news. The car just needed a new battery. Grant's uncle, who works for GM, picked him up, and replaced our battery. We lounged around for the rest of the afternoon.

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This year was the first year, in over a decade, that we just stayed home. We usually celebrate with a big party with my family, but everybody had their own plans this year! We invited some friends over to celebrate, some of which we haven't seen for two years!

Everybody had fun, and I'm still finding party popper string all over my house!

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In another surprising turn of events, we didn't spend New Year's Day with our families, as we traditionally do. Instead, we spent it with good friends, eating Chinese food and plenty of snacks!

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It was a great, fun start to the New Year!

2011 was an amazing year for us, and I'm really looking forward to spending 2012 with my loved ones!

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Here's to a great, happy, healthy, safe 2012!

And...today my sweet Lilybug turned 5 months old!!!

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16 comments:

  1. That was sad to see your little pumpkin feeling ill. I'm glad it was short-lived.

    I feel for you strolling the kids around when the car broke down. Yikes!

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Peanut saw the picture of Lexie in the pink outfit and goes I LIKE THAT DRESS!!! Lol, my blue girl has turned to all about pink.

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  3. Looks like you guys enjoyed yourselves! Happy New Year and Happy 5 months, Lily!

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  4. LOVE the first picture! Priceless! Your family/kids remind me A LOT of my family/kids. Blessings for 2012!!

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  5. i hate when babies are sick :( glad she's better. Oh I LOVE that last picture!

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  6. You seem to have lots of fun. Happy New Year!!

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  7. Cheers to 2012!! Such adorable kiddos!! =)

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  8. Oh, her eyes were so sad in the first photo! Sad! I am glad she is better and you had fun staying in on New Year's Eve!

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  9. Love the picture of Charlie beeping Lily's nose! Our girls are very lucky to have each other and be so close in age!

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  10. Wow. You guys are busy even when you're relaxing!! I'm glad you had a good New Year's!

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  11. Sounds like a great time. I can't believe it is 2012 already!! Where has the time gone? I miss being able to stay home..

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  12. I am in totally ENVY. I need a staycation so bad. I don't see it happening until May though. Love the pics!

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  13. Glad your holidays were wonderful! Have a blessed 2012!

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  14. Happy New Year! I hope it's filled with happiness. How could it not with those three adorable faces!

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  15. Happy New Year! I'm so sorry that Lily wasn't feeling well on Christmas - glad to hear that it was a quick bug!

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  16. Ha, we have the nasty zombie thing to. My boys think it is just the best thing ever. I love the thumb picture. Melts my heart!

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