Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve 2013

Our New Years Eve celebration started out a little shaky.  My father fell and broke his hip.  A portion of our New Years Eve celebration was spent at the hospital.  

We came home quickly to get dinner ready.  It started a little later than we had planned, but made it easier for the little ones to stay up till midnight.

 We began prepping for a Low Country Boil. . . 


We did something different this year.  Usually we do appetizers all night long and then play Fear Factor and Minute to Win It games.  


Sometimes it can be a little challenging to find activities/food that all ages will like since we have such an age span.  

With crab being in season right now, we all enjoyed cracking open our crab.  

We then followed dinner with a game of Night Ultimate Frisbee.  


These cousins dominated.  




It was freezing.  I had on about 5 puffy layers.  The boys eventually took off their layers.  I guess kids do not feel the cold.  




Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

On Christmas Eve, we had gathered for a quick dinner before church.





Traditional Clam Chowder.

Stevie and Chelsea both sang in the Christmas Eve service.

Grateful that we get to spend the holiday with this great family.  



Chelsea with some of her friends who came to see her. 



The girls all together.  

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas 2013

A little snapshot of Christmas morning. . . 






















This was the card that Marky made Matt on his Christmas gift.  "This will make you strong."  

Superman Boxers!





This is new technology. . . everyone on their new phones.  

Nice moment of getting along.