Pete-mas 2007

On Pete-mas, we waited impatiently for Steve to finally arrive. Weather in DC diverted him to Phildelphia, but he finally got there in plenty of time to enjoy the evenings festivities. The rest of us decorated the house and ourselves to get ready for the party. Good times!

beautiful girls
big smiles
Spontaneous Love
spontaneous love
aunt ally
ally and ella
molly and party favor
kate and ella party favor
Another favorite
love it
swing your partner
and dip
Pete ate soup!
PETE ATE SOUP
awwwww
SR and the third

Christmas at the Beach

We headed down to Charleston, SC for Christmas this year. We also celebrated my dad’s 60th birthday and my brother’s 38th. We stayed at a house on Folly Beach and spent 6 days together on the beach, flopped around the house, and out in Charleston. I would say it was an A+ trip. The pictures will speak for themselves, I think.
The girls and I got dropped off at the Manch airport on Sat. morning by daddy. So started our first solo flying adventure. And I would say that we handled the trip like champs. Especially the part where we raced from one end of the Charlotte terminal to the extreme opposite end of the terminal to find out the flight we thought we were going to miss was delayed!!! Picture the three of us flopping on the floor with all our bags falling around us. After a quick flight to Charleston we landed safely and happily and the girls ran to Grandpa’s arms…very excited to see him.
Our first day was filled with excited chatter with cousins, good food, and family. That would set the tone for the next few days.
to the beach
Cousins on the beach
Oh! Sassy!
Sassy
Moo running on the beach
under the pier
matching jammies
Shot up the road from our balcony
up the road
Sunrise from our balcony-We saw this EVERY morning. It was awesome
sunrise from my balcony
Day 2 the oldest girls ACTUALLY went in the water with CRAZY Uncle PETE!
mummies on the beach
Uncle John and the MOO!
uncle john and the moo
ella and her towel
Ally and Kate-I love Kate in this picture-having fun with her Aunt.
ally and kate
uncle john and the moo build a castle
I love this picture, it cracks me up!
lamest tug of war