Here we are at our annual Christmas Eve dinner at Northwoods Inn. Growing up my immediate family would go to Bob's Big Boy every Christmas Eve. I always looked forward to that and then we would go see Christmas lights. As the years went on, Grandma joined us and she wasn't too fond of Bob's (plus it was going downhill) so we decided to go to Northwoods because it was close to her home. Grandma passed away but we are still going to Northwoods. But, thumbs down to my crab legs at Northwoods this year...not too good! Oh well, it was a great evening with family...and our newest member Sara!
Grandma and her girls!
Our family in front of mom's Christmas tree.
The girls! My aunt Cathy, Quincey, my new sister in law Sara, my mom, Presley, me, my cousin Erin, and my cousin Taylor.
A girl and her mommy!
Quincey loves her Auntie Erin. Erin is great with my girls. She lives in San Francisco so she doesn't get to hang out with us a whole lot. It was nice seeing her at Christmas.
We go down to Warren and Cathy's boat every Christmas to watch the boat parade. This year we decided to celebrate Cathy and Barry's birthday while we were down there. Here is Grandma meeting us at the entrance of the boat ramp.
Quincey, myself, Cathy, and Taylor
Greg, Sara, Quincey, and Barry
Warren, mom, and Taylor relaxing on the boat before we had dinner.
Our family waiting on the deck of the boat to see the boat parade.
Greg and Sara! They just got married...so awesome! I have a new sis! I will post some pictures of their wedding a few blogs later!
A girl and her mama!
Presley and Uncle Warren enjoying the boat parade.
We went to Park City to celebrate Thanksgiving with Barry's family this year. We had a great time with all the inlaws and cousins. No snow this year but still chilly for we Californians!
Grandpa Dan and Quincey!
Grandma Sue and the girls!
We had an exciting day on Thanksgiving. While I was getting ready, the smoke alarm went off...and it set off the house alarm and we couldn't get them off for 45 minutes! It was LOUD! When the house alarm went off, it automatically calls the fire department. The turkey got way excited in the oven and leaked into the stove and sent the oven smoking! It was kind of funny...and eventful. We told my mother in law it was going to be a Thanksgiving we will always remember! The turkey was great Sue! So we all took advantage of the fire truck and took pictures with it!
When the firemen got there, they gave the kids plastic fireman hats. They were way excited. This is Quincey and Maila sporting them...
So Presley doesn't like her hair to be done, hence the name "stinkpot." She will finally let me put it in a ponytail...sometimes. It looks so cute with a little bow! I was trying to take a picture of her with her cute pony but she was being a little "stinkpot." But still so cute!
Finally looking at the camera but can't see the cute pony! I know, I know, she is a little too old for the "fire" but what's a mom gonna do!
We took Quincey and her friends to see Madagascar 2 for her birthday. They had a great time! We brought capri suns and then bought popcorn for all to share! Thanks mom, Barry, Joanna, and Andrea for your help!
The birthday girl with a couple of her girlfriends...Sydney and Sydney!
The Birthday Girls! We always have a family birthday party for the birthday people. Quincey and my mom share the month of November so we recently had theirs at my house. We had a yummy dinner and they both enjoyed their new presents! Such a cute picture!
A couple of her new gifts...I love her missing tooth smile!
Quincey is way into Bratz this year. I found these sheets and knew she would be so excited. At Sears, they have a Bratz comforter. I am debating on whether to get it or not. That would mean she would now have a Strawberry Shortcake comforter, a cat one, and a flowery one. I've got problems...
Grandma and her girls. Presley has discovered sticking out her tongue at people can get a reaction and now, at the camera, seems to be even funnier!
My aunt Cathy, my brother Greg, and soon to be wifey and sister in law, Sara.
Quincey and Grandma blowing out their candles on their birthday cake. I didn't realize I didn't have any candles but I did have a 2 and 3 which equal 5 so that is what we did. Grandma didn't mind that her age wasn't displayed on the cake!
Barry and I have been married for 12 years and he is loving every minute of it! We have 2 daughters, Quincey who is seven and Presley who is almost 5. We just added a cute boy to our family, Maxwell Barry, who is 6 weeks old! Quincey is a very sweet, loving, and dramatic princess! Presley is a very loving and funny little girl but a bruiser! Maxwell is a great little baby who we love loving on! The girls get along well and love to play with each other. Quincey is in first grade and Presley will start kindergarten in July. Barry is VP for a projector screen company and I am President of our family.