Saturday, December 31, 2011

new year's eve

we spent new year's eve with our buddies at the forrest's house.
jackie and benny caused havoc while the adults tried to have
a couple drinks and catch up. good times.
wishing our family and friends near and far an amazing 2012!!!

self portrait

pretty decorations

tracey getting festive

ben (almost 4 1/2 he'll want you to know...) & jackie


checking out the view

uncle kyle reads the boys a pre-nap book

kyle, jackie, ben & corey

Thursday, December 29, 2011

more fun

we loved having seth, sara and coco come
visit us all the way from the east coast-
always fun to have good friends in town!

seth & coco

reading jackie's battery book

sara, seth & jackie having reading time

Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry christmas!

santa brought jackie a plasma car! so cool!

yo gabba gabba big boy undies

opening matching presents in matching pjs

showing off the shirts nana made for jackie

jackie opens one of MANY "g'motes"

auntie was driven to drink...too much christmas!

christmas chaos

kali hitches a ride from cappy

cute trio on the plasma car

thad finds his annual xmas undies baked into a berry pie. ick...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'twas the nite before christmas

checking out the note and treats for santa

unkie, kali and mitty

nana reads kali a christmas eve book

uncle rick and jackie take a spooning break

piggyback rides for everyone

cute girls

auntie supervising the sprinkling of reindeer food in the backyard

cousin love

hanging out

kali tries to watch a movie while jackie jumps all over her

cookie monsters

decisions, decisions...

hard at work

uncle rick gets in on the action


making merry

we had a fun christmas eve lunch with marnie.
kali, rick and cap'n brought home some flowers and
leaves and everyone helped make a centerpiece
with marnie's help. it was so special to see the kids
with their great grandma. happy holidays!

Friday, December 23, 2011

pizza competition 2011

we took a year long hiatus, but the annual pizza
competition was back in full effect for 2011.
there were some awesome entries this year, but
there could only be one real winner...

sassy saucing by auntie

uncle rick demonstrates that wine is best drunk from a twisty straw

the venables and their VERY dee-lish veggie sausage deelite

thad & his "people's choice" winning entry
dungeness crab, mushroom & garlic. YUM.

and the REAL winner is.....NANA! the defending champ takes it again!
potato & truffle pizza. OH my.