Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Our time away was SO wonderful...I married into such an incredible family! First, we celebrated a late Christmas with my in-laws at their home. Lily was on cloud nine to be with her Papa and Booma D again! Then we were off to spend the weekend at a beautiful lodge with the rest of the family. Jay's grandparents rented it so that we could all spend the holiday together...so all 31 of us enjoyed a weekend filled with food, cards, pool, laughter, and so much more. We got about 9 inches of snow, so the grounds looked like something right off of a postcard. The kiddos enjoyed being pulled around on their sleds outside, but had just as much fun inside this spacious lodge. Lily was one of THREE three year old girls there, and they were great entertainers for the rest of us. Lily did VERY well. In the past, she hasn't done extremely well out of her "comfort zone" so I had been explaining to her well in advance how this weekend was going to go down. I told her how many people would be there and her first response was "You'll maybe have to hode me." But, you'll see by the pictures that she warmed up to everyone and didn't need me to "hode" her much at all!
2007 was a wonderful year filled with many blessings and we look forward to what God has in store for us in 2008. Happy New Year, everyone!
























































































































































25 comments:

Holly said...

Wow looks like you guys had a great time! The lodge looks gorgeous. Great pictures!

LaLa said...

What fun...love all the pics...looking into the water and the box one are my two favs I think.

Happy New Year to all of you!!!!

Janet said...

It looks LOVELY! I want a lodge at my house....LOL!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

OMG!!!!
How FUN!!!
LOVE the pictures...
The one of the girls watching the geese is soooo cute...
Glad you had a WONDERFUL time..
Lily is adorable..
Misses ya...
Have a Great New Years...
Hugs to you girly..

Linette said...

What a fun time! Love the pictures!

Happy New Year! :)

kerri said...

What a terrific time, do you think this family might want to add a new addition next year, me, please??

Beverly said...

A white Christmas how fun. All the pics look like everyone had a great time.

Beverly

Tiffany said...

That looks and sounds like SOOO Much fun!

Happy New Year!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time... Good for you! May you have a Happy and blessed New Year!!!!

mommy24treasures said...

sounds like a wonderful trip and looks like it too! Happy New Year may you be blessed abundantly this year!

Steffie B. said...

Looks fabulous! Love the lodge! Happy New Year!

ilovepearly said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I hope your 2008 be full of smiles and sweet times!

Two Kayaks said...

So glad that you had a lovely time with Jay's family! The picture are super cute and shows just how much fun it was.
Happy New Year, sweet girl. Thank you so much for all of your love and support in 2007. Hope that 2008 is a wonderful year for all of us.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy New Year my friend.
Glad you had a WONDERFUL night...
Have a Great Day...

Mommy Spice said...

I'm so jealous of the snow. I want to see snow so badly this year. I'm glad you guys had a wonderful Christmas with family. I know what you mean. It's nice when the girls get a little older and travel better. S.G. used to be a little difficult sleeping in an unfamiliar place. She does very well now.

Mob said...

The lodge looks amazing! Truly what Christmas is all about.
Have a great 2008!

sea star said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Doris & Dan said...

Happy 2008!

Keep smilin!

ADELE said...

Oh I love all of the pics! I love the one of the girl running. It is obvious they were having a blast. I also love the picture of snow and the lake with the ducks. Absolutely beautiful. What fun to spend the holidays in a nice, cozy lodge with family. Glad you all had such a wonderful time. Happy New Year!!

Anne Marie said...

I love so many of your posts, but this one brought tears to my eyes...It is so refreshing to read about you loving your in-laws, about the generosity of Jay's grandparents, the wonderful snowfall. I am so proud of Lily! Gosh, both for knowing she might need to be held, and then for not needing to be! Wonderful girl!

Anne Marie said...

P.S. Happy New Year!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Such fun. You little girl is getting so big and brave.

Happy new year
love me

Gee Gee said...

Can we get that lodge for our family vacation, Nik? It looks so picturesque there. Lily sure had a ball didn't she? Can't wait to see ya all in a few weeks!!! Love ya

Mom2Boober-Do said...

I'm so glad she did so well and that you guys had such a wonderful time. Happy New Year!

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