Friday, January 9, 2009

It's a new year!

2008 was great! 2009 should be even better!!

We had a wonderful Christmas! From the looks of it, the kids were extra good this year!!

This is the tree pre-Santa.

and this is right after Santa delivered!

Macy got her guitar and microscope she asked for and Jack got his red Dustbuster and Leapster he wanted. They got many other fun things and Santa added greatly to our Wii game collection!! We've been having a blast playing with everything!

I didn't take the time to get a good picture of them together, so this one will have to be it!

We rang in the new year with our good friends Ron, Andrea, Steph and Jen! They came over to our house. We were fully prepared to cut the night short to get the kids to bed, but they lasted all night and didn't go to bed until 1am!

We ate, played Wii, Mad Gab, LCR and a game involving beer caps! The kids were not involved in that last one!

It was really a blast! The kids made a band and had a concert for us right before the ball dropped!

Now we are planning out our monthly camping trips. We are so excited for the season to start and seeing much more of the country this year!!

I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start and continues to be great!


scrappermimi said...

That looks like such a fun night, love all the great pictures!

The kiddos look adorable!

Happy and healthy new year friend!

Melanie said...

This all sounds so fun! Have a very happy new year, Rachael!

Marlene said...

Awww.....looks like you guys had a blast! Great pics!

Kimberly said...

rachael, you are quite party animal! you look great in that color of green too.
love your tree, so beautiful!
i hope 2009 is a wonderful year for you, chris, macy and jack!

Lisa said...

What fun!
You all look like you had a wonderful time!
And your Christmas card pix was adorable...thanks for thinking of me!

~Amie~ said...

such fun photos Rachael! happy new year!

psucolleen said...

Yay for NYE and friends. Looks like a blast. Glad you didn't have to resort to faking out NYE for the kiddos.

LCR is one of my FAVORITE games! Glad you all had a great time!

Andrea said...

Oh my,my,my.....

I desperately need a tan.


We had a blast as usual with the Chamberlain's, we'll have to do it at our house next year!


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