Sunday, January 6, 2008

Ringing in the New Year

The holidays are finally over, I can sigh with relief! As much as I love Christmas, it is never a very relaxing or stress free time. Between shopping, wrapping, cooking, and family parties, there is not much time to kick back and relax. But, nonetheless, this past holiday season was a wonderful one, and I can't complain--we were very blessed in 2007. New Year's Eve and New Year's day were much more laid back and fun for me. On the 31st we went to my in-laws for pizza and games. We didn't quite make it til midnight. We are very used to our 10:00 o'clock bed time and that is about the time we headed home. I was still awake when the ball dropped at midnight, and when I turned to get my New Years Eve kiss, Matthew was sound asleep already drooling on the pillow. Oh, well. On the 1st we went back the in-laws to drop off the kids and actually saw a movie in the movie theater. A rare treat for us. We saw National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and although it was very good, the first one was better. After the movie we stayed at the Carpenters' and played more games and ate the most wonderful, mouthwatering, homemade donuts! As you can see, Aidan was a big fan!

Later that night Grandpa, Celeste, and the boys came over to play Wii (Matthew's surprise Christmas gift) til the early morning hours. Well, not Grandpa, he left about 10-ish.

Grandpa David and Celeste "boxing" on the Wii.

I have to admit the Wii is pretty fun. I am not huge fan of video games, but at least with the Wii around, no one is interested in Halo 2 anymore, and that is always a good thing!


RobynandJoe said...

Welcome to the blogging world! We were embarrassed to admit that we had one for a while, but now that you've joined in, we can be narcissistic bloggers together! Your kids are adorable! Keep on posting!

Niki Carpenter said...

Joe and Robyn, we miss you guys! Congrats on the pregnancy and soon to be new arrival. It's a whole new ball game with two, but you'll love it! We'll keep reading your blog to keep with all the Gadd news. Keep visiting us, too!