Friday, January 4, 2013

Bringing in the New Year! (Or is it Ringing in the New Year?)

After Christmas Matt and Caitlin visited us!
We talked about their wedding and did some taste testing at a local "food made in Mn" restaurant!
The food was fantastic!
It was so much fun!

Their wedding will be completely different than Katie and Andrew's wedding.
Less formal (in fact probably very casual), probably outside, only 1-2 attendants for each of them.
They are just beginning the planning process. We look forward to hearing more and more of their decisions as they are made!

We had a New Years Eve Party and we invited some very rowdy guests!

They stayed up to 10pm, it was a big deal to them!
(Shhhhh, don't anyone tell them they are supposed to stay up to 12:00)

We had party hats and blowers!

We made lots of noise to bring in the New Year!

Then we toasted 2013 with sparkly apple juice!

Everyone loved the party!

And they loved their juice!

And they loved making lots of noise!

And they loved their party hats!

I love this happy picture of Emma!

And they love the festive atmosphere!

And sweetie, you have reason to celebrate!
Praise God for he has been so good to us!

Truly 2012 was miraculous!
Praying for a blessed 2013!

And then they cheered to each other!


and again...

and again!

Then they digressed and 

and played with their plastic glasses!

One was as cute as the next!

 Until their Momma made them go outside and yell...




And it was so cold on their little feet that some of the children did not like it one single bit!
(Sorry Luke)

So we quickly went inside!!

And then it was bed time!



Jboo said...

Happy New Year to you all! Am sure it will be an amazing and blessed year!!


Emily said...

Happy New Year, Jean!

We have a similar celebration with our younger kids. Also ringing in the New Year well before midnight. :) We celebrate around the campfire though, with some s'mores, party hats, horn blowers and sparklers. It's a bit warmer here than in your neck of the woods, though.

Also, my Amazon delivery arrived this afternoon! It came super fast, didn't it? Thank you so very much. You are a blessing!


Karen said...

Happy New Year!! Anna's PJ's are just like our Lydia's and my grand daughter's!! You're a Target shopper too!!?!???! (who isn't)

Lori said...

HAHAHA! This is so funny and adorable and hilarious!

Annie said...

So love this Jean!!!!! Looks like you had such a fun night! What a perfect way to ring in the New Year!

Mama Ds Dozen said...

LOVE it!

You are SUCH a FUN Mama!

:) :) :)

Diane said...

Sounds like so much fun! Glad everyone had a great time!

Vicky said...

Happy New Year! What a sweet celebration!

Hanna said...

Happy New Year! Love it!!

Sue said...

Happy New year

Sophie said...

Jean I love your blog header what an amazing picture!! All your pictures brought tears to my eyes. You have such a beautiful family and the joy in your childrens eyes and the love in your home is so evident in all the pictures. God bless you, you are an amazing woman. I'd love to meet you in person one day.

Happy New Year friend