Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Holidays

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!


Mom said...

What fun!! Thanx for the great (as always!) pictures!! Great family picture of you all at Steve's. :)

Maisy said...

Looks like the family had a great time! I would LOVE to have a fondue pot here.
Your afghan is looking great. I love those colors together. You're going to have to teach me how to do just this pattern. My grandma made me one for graduation, and she is gone now. It's the one thing that is so special to me.