We rang in the new year with dinner in our condo and NY Times Square on the TV. It was warm, kinda quiet and just perfect for our family. I think we were all in bed by 11pm. It's been a fabulous 2012 and here's to a FAB 2013!
We made it to Mammoth and there's tons of snow. It's just beautiful! Van and I watched Gigi and Devlyn in ski school while Josette skied the mountain with Allyson and Sasha. Jeff and Andy got in few good runs as well. It was a good day in the snow!
What a dream... to spend your Birthday at American Girl! The girls spent the previous day getting their dolls ready for this special event. Sasha even dropped her doll off at the AG salon that morning for some pampering, ear piercing and a beautiful new hairdo. We had a delish lunch then roamed the store as the girls picked out special items for their dolls. Thank you Sasha for including us in your special day!
Andy, Allyson, Sasha and Devlyn have arrived from South Carolina to spend the Christmas Break in California. We spent the day with them catching up and jumping in the trampoline. We then we met for pizza and beer at Lampost. It's so great to be together again... just missing our girls in Delaware!
Oh what fun it is to wake up on Christmas morning to check your stockings and open gifts! Well this year the stockings were stuffed with treats and a note was left by the fireplace. A letter from Santa said to look outside and you will see a year long gift set up by me... A Gigantic Trampoline!
We jumped all morning, then spent the day with Grandma and Bruce. Everyone was there and it was wonderful to be together. Our Christmas was filled with loved ones, good food and many laughs and surprises. Good times and beautiful memories!
Four little munchkins have been waiting all month for this day to arrive. We had a wonderful night celebrating Christmas Eve with family and friends. We had a delicious Ham and Yams dinner with Ginny and Gene. We always love our time together! After dinner was the fun of watching big smiles as the kids opened their presents. I must say they were grinning from ear to ear and so happy to get their #1 gifts... a DVD Player, an Inno Tab, a Digital Camera and Scooter and helmet for Van. Ginny even made out with a new sewing machine. Thank you to Ginny and Gene for making this year special and memorable! You always put so much time and effort into making Josette, Gigi, Jessie and Van's dreams come true.
We had one more stop to make. We were invited to Robyn and Ted's home for dessert and more presents to open. Sweet Robyn welcomed us and introduced us to her family and friends while showering the kids with more treats. Jeff and I are grateful to have met them on our anniversary at Terranea. They share the same anniversary and I look forward to making many more memories with this beautiful couple.