Friday, January 2, 2009

New Years Eve Prairie style!

Annelise and Bodie could hardly take their eyes off of Mary's tree. Only one decoration lost the fight!

Daddy and the little man.

Kort, Mary, and Daddy. Do you like Mary's crown?

The cheerio fall out caught on camera.

We are indeed creatures of habit. For the last five years we have been going to the mountains, to our most favorite place on earth. . . Prairie! With a population of about 70 when all the lights are on you would think it would be a pretty basic celebration but I dare to say that isn't the case at all. This year Mary and Jake outdid themselves with the food and fireworks (as usual) as they hosted the open house to get things started. We aren't talking a couple hot dogs over an open flame either my friends. I don't want to go into details but I can assure you it would be worth it if I did! Also, the fireworks were worthy of a crowd of thousands so we all felt so VERY blessed to get a close up view and such a special treat! Beautiful to say the least. Since the babies are 7pm bedtimers, I felt pretty lucky we managed to get to 8:30 w/o any major meltdowns and only one cheerio dumping from the little fella. After I took the babies to the cabin to bed the local Town Hall heated up the old woodstove and cranked the live band until after 2009 was officially here. The town hall is from the 1800's and it is a pleasure just to see a community that takes pride in preserving the old instead of always building new. Daddy said that Kort offered him a New Years kiss since I was with the babies but he respectfully declined. All in all, we had a blast and look forward to the same celebration next year with our favorite people in the town we love the most.
We hope that 2009 is filled with all the happiness and love you fill in your hearts! 2008 was such a great year for us and with the arrival of Baby#3 we are certain that 2009 will be the same. Hugs and kisses to everyone from our entire family!

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