Happy New Year! It seems like each one flies by faster and faster. This will be another quick post because today we are celebrating the start of 2013, and I have family and friends to get back to, but still wanted to share our last week of 2012. This post is short on words but includes more pictures than usual with all the remaining days of this past year, this month's family photo, and a monthly favorite for the Project 366 Rewind submission.
Enjoy the last bit of 2012:
Day 358- Sunday, 12/23/12
While I baked cookies all day the kids took some time to join me in the kitchen for building and decorating a Gingerbread house. All that leftover Halloween candy came in handy.
Day 359- Monday, 12/24/12
We've had some bad, stormy days this past week, but today was actually nice and clear so we headed to the mountains for some Christmas Eve fun enjoying all the fresh new snow. What a beautiful day in a winter wonderland!
Day 360- Tuesday, 12/25/12
Merry Christmas! Looks like John was a good boy this year. The whole family made out and had a great, low-key Christmas together.
Day 361- Wednesday, 12/26/12
Justin and Brandon are enjoying their new Wii U system.
Day 362- Thursday, 12/27/12
Tyler is working hard to build this huge Halo Mega Bloks set. It's a bit more challenging than Legos because they don't separate the pieces into smaller bags--lots of searching for all those little, just-right pieces!
Day 363- Friday, 12/28/12
John gave me some new glass ornaments to help remember and mark our European trip this year. This is 3 of the 6 in a set and sadly this was their last day on the tree as the whole thing came down soon after the picture was taken. It's time to put Christmas away.
Day 364- Saturday, 12/29/12
I was also given this new sweater blanket which I love, but it looks like I'll be sharing it with a friend who also seems to be quite fond of it.
Day 365- Sunday, 12/30/12
Brandon is happily reading a new Geronimo Stilton book on the Kindle grandma sent him. She got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and knew he was the only one in our family without a Kindle so she mailed him her old one. We'll get him a new cover in blue this week so it feels more like his. As you can see he's also wearing a 49er jersey ready for today's big game. All 3 boys got new jerseys from their dad for Christmas.
Day 366- Monday, 12/31/12
We're making New Year's Eve pizza. Usually we have homemade pizza on Christmas Eve, but we didn't have time to prepare the dough with our trip to the mountains so we decided to do it for New Year's Eve instead. It's always a fun family activity with yummy results. We make the best pizza if I do say so myself! Later we'll head to 2 different parties to ring in the New Year with friends.
Wait! Here's a couple more:
December's Family Photo
This was taken on Christmas Eve after we came back from the snow and before we let the kids open one gift for the night.
. . . and this month's favorite
Taken in at Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort on Christmas Eve. I love the snow blowing and how the sun is bursting up over the mountain especially since it's been several days since we've actually seen the sun!
That wraps up another year!
Hope you all have a wonderful new year
and check back next Tuesday to see how we started off 2013.