Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy New Year

I can't believe it is already a new year the last year flew many good things happened throughout the year most importantly was the arrival of our little man Maddux in April. We hope that 2011 will be just as wonderful.
Sometime during the week in between Christmas and New years we were back and forth between our house and my parents house to see my sister and her family as much as we could before they had to go back. This picture is me, Amanda and Traci playing Just Dance and Emilee is watching us waiting for her turn. Emilee and Amanda were the best ones at this game. But it was so much fun  I just need more practice. 

This is another night at my parents. We were up there late one night playing card games and Maddux just woke up from his nap but was a little cranky still so we put him in his seat, got him all snuggled up with a blankie, gave him his passy and turned on his favorite Baby Einstein for him to watch. He was so good and loved every minute of it and it was nice for us to be able to finish our game. 

The night before new years Eve Ty and I invited my little brother Ammon over for a sleepover at our house. It was a lot of fun and since we just got cable he was in heaven with all the cartoons that he got to watch. He was up until 12:30 watching cartoon network :) He brought along with him some of his new Legos from Christmas and so the next morning he was setting them up and taking picture of them. I later found a couple on my camera. So cute.

For New Years Eve we came up to my parents and spent the night that night there too. We laughed, talked, played games, cooked, ate junk food, and just hung out all night. At 10:00 pm we had a little pretend New Years celebration for the little kids so they could go to bed and then the rest of us stayed up and played card games and ate and celebrated the real thing at midnight with the older bunch.

Happy New Year at 10pm...shhh don't tell the little one's they didn't stay up until midnight haha. They wouldn't have made it anyway they were getting really tired. But this way they were still able to yell happy new year and use the noise makers. Plus from where my sister and her kids were from it was midnight in their time zone so that counts for her kids right?! haha

Ammon and Zach are very excited for the new year to start...either that or they are just excited to stay up late and get a sugar high either way they were having a lot of fun.

I think the neighbors and the cars driving by probably thought we were a little crazy when they saw us and heard us with our noise makers and screaming happy New year on the front porch at 10pm haha oh well it was a blast and this way the babies could go to sleep and wouldn't get woken up by all the noise later. 

Ty and I taught my family how to play a card game called Lucky Under. It is so much fun and they all loved it. It is my dad's new favorite game and he doesn't like many card games. 

Even Zach and Emilee played with us. Ammon was on a team and would pick a different partner each game but he later caught on from watching us play so many times that he knows how to play on his own now too. 
I think we all had a lot of fun! But I ate way too many peanut butter cookies and fudge.

Me celebrating the new year! Very excited for a new and fresh start :)
BTW those little maracas were Maddux's and Seb's favorite toys ever. Maddux still plays with his. I guess I should have just gone to the dollar store and got a bunch of toys like that for him for Christmas haha. 

 This is the real Happy New Year Celebration at midnight witht he older clan. 
Cheering to the New year with our sparkling grape cider. MMM...

Me and my cute hubby bubby starting off the New year right with smiles, loves and right next to each other. I love you honey and I'm excited to see what this year brings us as a couple and as a family. 
After midnight we finished our game and went off to bed. 

On New Years day we headed over to Odgen for the Ulrich New Years day lunch and Volleyball tournament. It was a lot of fun to be able to hang out with the Ulrich clan and eat yummy food and watch the Odgen Ulrich's vs. the Salt Lake Ulrich's in Volleyball. Ty played and did really good and Maddux and I watched with some of Ty's cute cousins. The Salt Lake Ulrich's ended up losing but it was so close I thought we almost had it. Darn. I would have played but I am pretty sure I would have just made our lose even worse not better.The rest of that day we hung out with my family again and then headed to Ty's mom and dads for dinner and a game. It was such a fun and relaxing day.

On Monday January 3rd me, my mom and Traci all ran some errands while the boys went to lunch. I ended up getting an awesome book called Organized mom at seagull book for only $1.99 and a couple board books for Maddux I also got an awesome sofa table for only $20 at the DI that I will be repainting soon so make sure to watch for that post coming soon and to end the day us girls went to chilies and had some chips and a chocolate molten. mmm.

When we got home it was time for my sister, brother in law and my cute nephews to finally go back to their home in Canada :( We all packed up in the cars and went to the air port with them to help them get everything in and say bye to them. This is Ben getting ready to hit the road to the airport. 

Cute little Julien ready to go. It was sad saying bye to them since we only get to see them once a year. We had so much fun with them here and can't wait for the next visit. 

After dropping them off at the airport my family came over to our place to eat dinner and hang out for a little bit since it is close to the airport. It is always fun to have them over and since it was family night it just seemed perfect. 


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