Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year...

We raced of the state of Minnesota to the warm state of Illinois for a little Holiday Cheer and to ring in the new year! Visiting our long time friends Jeff and Jeannine (Jillian and Jeffrey too)!

We arrived after a 7 hour drive thanks to many stops on I-94 we all arrived in 1 piece! We attended a wonderful New Years Eve party at our other friends who we met through Jeff and Jeannine. The kids played ALL NIGHT and YES, this was the 1st year that we were all awake to ring in the new year!!! Happy 2009 everyone!

Here is a couple of pictures from the trip. Of course, I have to say as much as I love to take photographs it becomes cumbersome to take the camera out all the time so, no New Year pics for us...maybe next year...

Hope that all of you are doing well and the new year find you happy, healthy and harmonious!!


Erik's only picture of the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field...Kid in a Candy Store.

Jeff, Jeannine, Jillian and Jeffrey

Buddies on the Ice Rink!

Jaxon bringing "SKATING" back!


Just chillin on the bench!
Masons cheeks must be cold...on this 30 something degree day!

Hes's totally up and skating...this kid falls more than anyone I have seen and NOT once did he say, I want to go. He has insane determination...which I am sure he gets from his dad...my feet get numb after 30 minutes and it is off to the warming house for me!

Visiting them makes me happy and sad all at the same time...Jillian is now 11 years old and is such a sweet girl...this is my favorite picture of the weekend...Makes me sort of want Erik to experience having a daughter...Just a little bit!!

12 CHEERS from the Crowd!:

Kelly said...

My hubby used to live in Minnesota! It is REALLY cold there!! Looks like you had a great time! Have a great day!

Debra said...

Tarah,

Awesome pics, my friend. So glad you had safe travels and a great time.

Happy Wednesday to you!

Kameron said...

I think it is cute that you went to Illionois to get "warm". :o) I was complaining about the layers of ice I had to scrape off my car this morning, but Minnesota must be freezing!! You always post pics of the boys, you need to post a recent picture of you too!!

He And Me + 3 said...

Those pictures were great! So glad you posted them. I do love the picture of Erik and Jillian. Cute!

Liz said...

we watched that hockey game on TV..so cool you were there!
liz

Named Alicia said...

Sounds like fun! And it looks really cold! Glad you guys had a great trip! Hope you have a wonderful 2009!

Sos said...

Looks like you had a great time. We all stayed awake past midnight too-a first for the kids. Q slept in until 10-I had to wake her.It's hard to be far away from close friends isn't it??

Leah said...

I figured you must be on a trip. Beautiful pictures! Look at all that snow. It hardly ever snows here in Va. Beach

McCrakensx4 said...

Oh looks so cold, but so much fun! We watched that game on TV...Go Wings! We are huge Red Wings fans! Every time they come to PHX we get tix! Hockey isn't as big here as...well anywhere! Glad you had fun!

Amanda said...

Glad you had a great Christmas...hope you have a blessed New Year!

God bless-
Amanda

Melyssa said...

What a fun trip! I love going into the City when we got to Illinois to vist our family! Never seem to do it enough- It is so cold down by the lake in the winter! Glad to hear you had a great New Years too! See you Friday!

Karin said...

The pictures are great Tarah. You'll have to share your secrets about what you do. Is it your camera settings or photoshop that make you picture pop like they do? Also, love how blue Mason's eyes are in the close-up of him.