Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The holidays seem long past now, but just so I can feel free to move on, I'll post a bit about our Christmas and New Year's Eve.
We celebrated Christmas with my family in Illinois. After the ice storm on the 24th, several inches of snow came on the 25th & 26th. For once, more snow than back home in Michigan! Saturday the 26th, we traveled with my parents through the snow to my brother and sister-in-law's home in Chicago.
Aaron with chocolate money from his stocking
Isaac, apparently happy with the stash of goodies he found in his stocking
Noah found the hidden pickle ornament!
hanging out with my uncle's sister's grandchildren on Christmas evening, whom the boys had never met before!
driving slowly to Chicago on the 26th
opening gifts at my brother & sister-in-law's apartment in Chicago
My brother's dog Manu being friendly with Aaron!
family picture at my brother's
quiet, snowy residential block in Chicago
a quick drive down Michigan Ave. in Chicago
Back in Michigan for New Year's Eve, we celebrated at home by ourselves. We pigged out on steak (grilled on my new stove-top grill pan!), with cheese and chocolate fondue. Then everybody, even Aaron for the first time, stayed up until midnight playing games, watching TV, and goofing around, as usual.
fondue! Just for Aaron, we tried dipping tater tots in the cheese. It was a hit!
Waiting for the ball to drop, just before midnight:
I crocheted my way into the new year working on an afghan, that looks more like a scarf so far. We'll see if I can get it finished before the end of winter 2010!
Here's to a happy and healthy 2010!