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Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Eve 2015

We hosted a little NYE get together that turned into a super fun crazy night with dance offs, loud music and moms embarrassing their kids with our killer moves (they're just jealous!).

Lots of Whip and Nae Nae going on!


Group selfie!

Christmas at the Beach

We were so excited that our friends who moved to New Jersey came home for Christmas and rented an amazing beach house right on the sand...we had such a great day visiting them!!  We miss them!

Gary lost his wedding ring in the sand while playing football with the kids!! So Dee searched and found a guy who will search for it...after an hour, we gave up, and tried to give him money, but he wouldn't take any money unless he finds the ring, and he kept saying, "I WILL find it!" We were all packed up about to walk out the door, when he tapped on the glass because he'd found Gary's ring!!!!!!  Nowhere near where Gary thought it was.  We were so happy!

Christmas 2015

The kids were super excited to open their stockings...

And their gifts from Santa...

Matching family pjs!

After presents, we starting watching the original Star Wars for the first time! Santa brought the kids all 6 movies, and Gary insisted we start with the original (#4) rather than going in order. ;)

Grandma and Grandpa came over for Christmas dinner, and Everett and grandpa were twinsies!

Grandma and Ella worked on Elsa's castle...

The day after Christmas, we went to see Gary's family and had such a great time!  The kids always have so much fun together!!

Christmas Eve

We hosted our annual Christmas Eve morning brunch and gift exchange with the godsisters- it's one of our very favorite holiday traditions!

Then after naps, we went to Christmas Eve mass and Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner and presents!

Neighbor Holiday Party

We hosted our neighbor holiday party and white elephant gift exchange this year on Christmas Eve Eve (12/23), and it was so fun!  We have the BEST and most fun neighbors!!

All the goodies I made for dessert at the party. :)

Christmas Lights

On December 19th, we had our annual dinner and Christmas light night with the godsisters.

Ella's Christmas Show and Party

Ella had her Christmas Show and class party on December 18th...she was really hard to see because she was at the very top corner!

All I Want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth (and 1 bottom tooth!)

Ella lost TWO more teeth over the holidays...TWO!!

One on Dececember 16th...All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!

And another on December 23rd (on the bottom)...

Indian Princess Father-Daughter Dance

On December 13, 2015, Ella had her very first Father Daughter dance with her Indian Princess adorable!!!!!

She had so much fun with her friends!


Mark this day in your calendars...December 12, 2015...first EVER smiling photo of both kids with Santa!!!!!!

After visiting Santa, the kids took a little train ride...

Everett's Christmas Show

Everett had his very first real Christmas show this year! We were so worried he wouldn't do it, but not only did he participate, he was dressed as Joseph!!  Don't get any crazy ideas- he just stood and sang with the rest of the class- there was no play. ;)

After the show, they had a little reception and a cute manger set up for pictures!

After school that day, my big helper assisted with carrying ALL the Christmas paper to the car!