Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Wrap Up & Catch Up

It was such a busy month, I didn't even get to post about everything so here's a quick wrap-up to catch up.
The teen had her honor society induction ceremony.
 The tween had her Irish dance competition.
I couldn't resist taking a photo of the fancy solo dresses and no, we didn't buy one.
I love the dance shoes and now she's got sparkly poodle socks too.
I think I've finally figured out the hair piece.  Yay, Mom!
Happy dancer with some medals!
I babysat my niece a couple of times. She's one of my favorite models!
Tween's instrumental concert. She's playing clarinet on the end.
We celebrated my mom's 70th birthday in the city.
She wanted to try Dom Perignon.
We toasted her (the kids had sparkling cider in case you're wondering)!
Dinner was amazing....here's some food porn for ya.
You're welcome!

A view of the restaurant and a swanky looking couple.
More food...
at dinner..
 the wine..
Dessert (this was a basil-lemon tart).
Creme brulee
I forget what this was but it looks dazzling.
The tree in the lobby of the hotel-wrapped pillows on top of presents...neat idea!
Then we had the winter chorus concert.   I took a few pix before but not during so I could live in the moment and enjoy the show.
We visited a cute street where they decorate for the 12 Days of Christmas...


The houses are all so pretty.
Finally it was the last day of school before break!
But this one still had a game to cheer for--lots of fun!

The kids did some chocolate dipping...

and lots of baking.
 We visited our good friends in their gorgeous home.  I should crash it someday to show you all it's fabulousness.
And we had the pleasure of hanging out with these two lovely boys. {we just met the baby-isn't he presh?}
 

And finally, last night we celebrated Christmas with my husband's side of the family.
During a rather intense round of "Cut throat Christmas".
Some of the cousins opening their gifts.

 I'm tired just reliving it all but it sure was fun!
Have a safe and happy new year!
Can't wait to see what 2012 brings!
one year ago....Homemade Andes Mints
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3 comments:

Love Of Quilts said...

Great look back.Happy New Year. Trish

Chris said...

Hi Heather, from the photos it looks like you had a wonderful month. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Morgan said...

What fun times! Congrats to your daughter for getting inducted into Honor Society - that is wonderful! And happy birthday to your mom. That restaurant looks so awesome. It's my dream to one day go to a fancy restaurant where I can dress up really nice. =) That may sound silly, but I haven't really ever been to one before and it looks so fun in all the movies, haha!

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