Monday, January 04, 2010

New Years Eve!!

This year we welcomed in the New Year with our friends Ashley and Kevin! We broke out the IBC root bear and played games and had so much fun! We like root bear so much better than sparkling cider and it's so much more fun in a bottle. =)

And this one is a must because Kevin's face is hilarious!Here are the guys setting up our first game of the evening. We played Settlers - Cities and Knights and it was pretty much awesome. Nathan creamed us.
Next we moved on to uno, sword fighting, archery, jet ski racing, and Disney DDR.

I'm pretty focused. =)

The WINNERS OF THE NIGHT! We can't wait for our next game night so that we can try to win back the awesome duck frame. It's the official game night trophy. =) The clock struck midnight and we tooted our horns and blew our blowers and kissed our lovers and then we took pictures! Happy New Years! Heather and Aaron - we thought of you every time we tooted our horns. Thanks for providing us with the noise. We wish you could have been there with us!!

We came pretty close to losing all control of our bladders. Now that would have been an awesome start to 2010!!

Thanks for celebrating with us you guys!!

Christmas Recap

We were so lucky this year!! Most of Nathan's family came to Texas for Christmas! We missed Jared and his family - hopefully we get to see them soon! We spend some time in Austin and some time in San Antonio and it was just great to be with everyone.

Here is a lovely picture of us on Christmas eve. I was probably talking - that's what I do in pictures. =)

Brooke and Scott hosted Christmas eve. The table was set beautifully and the food was divine!! They have such a lovely home!
Here are snuggly Jordan and Marshall! They were so great with all the nieces and nephews.
Papa and Keslie - he was probably talking too. =)
Christmas pjs - a cousin shot. Brenan was not very happy!
Keslie, Caroline, and Anika
Bonding with Papa. It takes a minute or two before you can win Brenan over. =)
We had the annual nativity.
and just relaxed!
Showing off their jingles!Christmas Day:
Getting ready to head downstairs and see what Santa left for them!

Baby Alive dolls and a tonka truck. They were pretty thrilled!

We partied like crazy that night! See for yourself! =)
The next day we went to Seaworld! It was so fun! It was the first time I was able to ride one of the roller coasters. I LOVE roller coasters! We saw a couple shows and fed the dolphins too. It was great. =)

I feel so incredibly blessed to have married into such a wonderful family. It was such a great Christmas! Thank you Mom and Dad West - it was perfect!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Pre-Christmas Joys!

Here is a rundown on some of our pre-Christmas fun in December!

Here are the girls in their Christmas dresses. Yup, the same ones as last year! I bought them a little big for a reason! =)
We went to Dickens on Main in Boerne. I'll be honest - it was pretty lame. Freezing cold and nothing to do! BUT, we did get a free visit to Santa and there was no line to wait in. =)
You've got to click on this picture so that you can REALLY see Keslie. It's hilarious and shows just how miserable the cold was! We had our annual gingerbread house night!
It got pretty late and the kids were so tired! Anika even fell asleep so Nathan took full advantage of the moment. =) One of the best things was getting to see the Jones'! They are so fun and it was great to visit and catch up! We can't wait for our next reunion!

AND - Brenan got a Christmas haircut. He was pretty pleased with it. =)