Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Eve and Beyond

We spent New Year's Eve with our neighbors Jake and Cindy. We're so blessed that they moved in next door. The kids love playing together, we like hanging out with them too... and we get to trade babysitting for each other every now and then! :) We had dinner together and then played awhile.

I'm starting another new tradition... making a cake (or something) on New Years and taking a picture with the Year in number candles and the people we were with. It'll be fun to look back over the years and the memories (and I suppose see how the kids have grown except they weren't awake for this picture!)

We tried to get a picture with the timer on the table... not the greatest shot of us but at least we'll have the memory... by the way, the Caramel Cheesecake was yummy. :)

Our family dressed up before church one Sunday. (Trying to wear some Christmas outfits at least once this year! :)

Brian had another full week off before classes start again so we've been having lots of fun as a family-- relaxing and recovering from the holidays, watching lots of football, hanging out and getting some projects done around the house. It's been great!
We got some new shelves for the kid's rooms so they were helping Daddy put them together.

Evan really changed this past month...he's definitely moving out of being a baby and into a toddler. He can pull up on everything... get into things... laugh... and even dance!
We took Daddy to Fun Unleashed one day... we had a great time climbing through the tubes and going down the slides. We even carried Evan up with us and let him climb around too. It was a lot of fun!

Pizza lunch... Brian looks mad in this shot but we really did have a blast. Great place for the kids to run off some energy especially when it's so cold outside. We have Brian's deer heads hanging in the stair case and Natalie tried to throw a pacifier down the steps for Evan. Look where it landed! I don't think she could do that again if she tried! :)
Brian begins his last semester tomorrow. Can't believe our time here is already rapidly coming to an end. We've made lots of great friends and plan to make the most of the next months we have together before we move on again. Thanks for being involved in our lives. We're so blessed!


Christy said...

Looks like you had a great time!! The Fun Unleashed look like Tuckerland's, which is a play place right by the Nurnburg airport! I can't believe how big Evan's gotten!!!

This is the Blog of Our Lives..... said...

Happy belated New Years! Looks like you guys had loads of fun! We are doing good here. As you can see, I didn't stay active for long over here. Mannheim is super small and already had one consultant already so I couldn't get anyone to book a show. :( Oh well. I can't wait to hear where your next adventure will be. Hopefully Germany! We would love to have you here. :) I have been blogging a lot on our Christmas market trips. It has been a blast. Take care.