when it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night

Happy New Year!

Drew and I drove down to Missouri to usher in the new year with family. We had a nice visit with his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We had a family-filled party at Drew’s aunt and uncle’s house where everyone played shuffleboard, pool, cards, and who could enjoy Deb’s chocolate cake the most. I think I won that game. Yum.

Of course, I had fun just snapping pictures of everyone. Kids and pets are my favorite muses to photograph…and I have neither of my own! 😦 Gotta get my fix somehow!

Here are a few pics from the weekend.

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It was a short trip, but we’ll be seeing everyone again this summer for a couple of weddings, including my sister-in-law’s! See the rest of my pictures from New Year’s.

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” by Ella Fitzgerald

oh the weather outside is frightful

And boy did it snow. Another blizzard hit us at Christmas this year, but thankfully it didn’t affect my sister’s flight from NY (see last year’s post).

We headed to Winnebago for our usual Christmas festivities, including our annual Seafood Extravaganza. Played a little Wii. Watched a few movies. Ate a lot. Drudged through the snow.

Drew and I also visited his family in Rockton and had fun watching the two kittehs go at it. Here are a few shots from the holiday.

See the rest of my pictures from Christmas

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “Let It Snow” (a Christmas classic)