Mike and I both just returned to work after a wonderful Christmas break! Here is a rundown, complete with pictures, of our holiday festivities:
First up was a few family get-togethers at our house, the Smiths and the Evans. My lil bro and sis, Nathan & Danielle stayed the weekend too, which was lots of fun!
She's so old now!!! Danielle-14
Dani, Duch & me
Mike and 2 of my bros, Roger & Nathan
We spent Christmas Eve with my family, watching Despicable Me, opening presents and eating dinner at Olive Garden, followed by Christmas Eve service at Mom & Rick's church. Fun day!
My crazy brothers!!
Laura & me at dinner
We also spent Christmas Eve with the Graziadei kids, letting them open their gifts from us and Al & Annalyn. Definitely a highlight of Christmas, seeing how excited the kids were!
Christian, Patrick, Elijah & Erin
My silly mother-in-law!
She doesn't like the Santa hat, but she looks so cute!!
We spent Christmas morning with the Evans, including opening presents via Skype with Ali in China! She emailed us pictures of our presents that she got us, and Annalyn will bring them back with her when she goes in April. It was so good to get to include Ali, even all the way from China!
Mike, Duch & me on Christmas morning!
Annalyn with her present from Ali!
Al showing off his new slippers, with his constant companion, Lil' Man!
The week after Christmas we met my parents at their timeshare in Florida for a little vacation. We were also joined by Rick's daughter and son-in-law and their 3 kiddos, from Boston. We had such a fun time with everyone jus hanging out and relaxing!
Mike & me on the way to the airport!
Maddy (8), Catie (4 1/2) & Nicky (1 1/2): such adorable and fun kids!!
We got to go to the beach in December!!! Crazy!
That water was freezing!!!
Captured a sweet moment of Uncle Mike & Nicky!
The last few days in Florida were spent with Mike's aunt and Uncle Tomm & Whitney, and their new addition, Thomas (better known as "Little T"! He is so precious and we were so glad we got to see him!
Meeting Little T!!
Crashed out on Mama at dinner!
My favorite Little T picture!! He loved his bouncer!
All in all, we had a wonderful Christmas break, and were so blessed by family and friends! Hope yours was great as well! And wishing you all many blessings in the New Year! We're excited to see what 2011 holds for us! :)
Posted by *Becky*