New Year’s Eve 2020

This year for New Year’s we had the Reagens and the Liesses over for a wild party. The Reagens spent the night.

Hanging out before dinner.
Kids dinner
Mimi & Rose playing a game.
Hope & Mari
Erin and Susan
Rose and Lucia
Memory Game
The Morning
Baking Competition
Finished Products

Home projects

I have a solid two weeks off this year over Christmas so we are getting some projects done around the house. Here I am tiling the girls’ bathroom. It is the hottest room in the house so I have to work shirtless. Before this we painted some trim in the living room and repainted the boys’ room, along with moving some beds around.

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Mimi & Papa

We took this shot for their holiday card.
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Christmas Day

Christmas day followed a fairly standard schedule in our house, with some modifications because of the pandemic. The day started at 7:30 when Lucia and Rose woke up. We told the older kids they could sleep until 9 so when Lucia and Rose woke up we watch the newest version of the grinch until 9.

The kids always have to wait in the upstairs hallway together before they are released.
Stocking unstuffers
Chocolate chip pancake breakfast
Lucia was really excited about her new American Girl doll, Joss.
Rose got a lot of new toys and made a whole estate for her new people and horses. Here she is taking a break to snuggle.
Mari made this neat artwork for Susan.
Elliot and Rose
In the afternoon we went for a hike with the Reagens.
In the evening we had zoom sessions with the Liess clan and the Hyland clan.

Merry Christmas!

Snowy Day Fun

Taking Louie for a walk. Louie is the neighbor’s dog.
Playing with Louie
Susan’s Pink Snowsuit

Lake Life – in December!

The weather was awesome this week, so Mary Connor found a lake house for Gary and Kathie to stay at for a couple of nights. Mary, us and the Reagens came out for a day to enjoy the warm weather.

Sun deck
lake loungers
Kayaking
Susan
Kubb
Kubb
Susan & Rose
Andrew & Ian
Mari after getting in the lake
Elliot, Cam, Andrew, and Ian, after getting in
Susan, Mary, and Erin
Mari and Hope, sunset photo shoot.
Craft time