We rang in the New Year with the Dalleys in Vancouver! The kids were pretty pumped to spend some time with their cousins!! Becca's sister, Laura, was there too with her sweet baby girl.
We celebrated an unofficial New Year at about 9:00pm for the kiddos. We had some poppers and prizes and of course the countdown! They were pretty pumped!
Bryce insisted on travelling to Portland for some yummy take out Italian food. It was delish! The adults played some PS3, watched football (this seemed to last the entire weekend!), and had fun laughing at You Tube videos and Ryan Seacrest on TV. We waited out the official New Year, welcomed it with a kiss and fireworks (Bryce's neighbors are seriously hard core!)....all while feeling so blessed to be together as a family, healthy and happy!!
Each year has its challenges, but we were blessed with a truly great 2010 even amid the trials. The year is what you make of it given your circumstances...and we try to make the most of it because each day is blessing! Here's to a fantastic 2011! A lot in store...a new baby, maybe a new house (our current one goes on the market on Monday!), growing the business, family vacations, holidays, birthdays. We can't wait!
We were so glad to be with my brother and his fam on New Years weekend because it was a special Sunday for their new baby boy, Jett.....his baby blessing! He looked as sweet as can be! And as a bonus, Laura's daughter was also blessed. Twin sisters blessing their babies on the same day. It was really awesome! Bryce blessed both babies and did a great job.
Family and friends at the church.
And the cute sisters with their babies!
I took some photos of these sweet little ones ... they are over on my photography blog. I was having fun with my new camera and these amazing little subjects!
The New Year festivities didn't die down after that. We headed back home on Sunday and then were re-joined by Tyler and Grandma Judy for a few days before they had flights out of Seattle (to Florida and Hawaii respectively....um...and we stayed in here in sunny Seattle...doesn't seem quite fair!) It was great having them here for a few more days.
And the day before Grandma Judy left, my mom came to stay for a few days after she drove my sister back to Seattle earlier in the week. We have been really missing the Dalley crew over the holidays...so her visit was just in time. And as a bonus, she brought her dog, Ellie!! The kids couldn't have been more excited!
Major thanks to my mom for helping me with a lot of to-do's...she painted baseboards, helped me decorate the top of my kitchen cabinets, went maternity shopping with me, and stayed up late watching TV and movies with me when I am usually on my own. We loved having her here!!