Pennsylvania has nice woods to walk in:
Drew's father made Drew's niece and nephew the most beautiful furniture. The ice chest for the boy was not only a work of art, it was as heavy as a refrigerator.
It took three grown men to get it into the van.
Part of the impetus to get together at this time was to celebrate five birthdays within a month.
|There was no way 187 candles would fit on one cake.|
|Cake and ice cream makes Drew a happy birthday boy!|
Family picture time. (Photos by Emily.)
|The immediate family.|
|And the whole clan.|
On New Year's Eve day, we were all starting to get a bit of cabin fever. Time for the family fun center!
I was too busy having fun playing laser tag, bumper cars, mini golf, and carny games to take more pictures.
Then back to the house for New Year's Eve, family style. Drew's mother prepared a delicious dinner, which we followed with glasses of champagne for midnight.
|The big 2013 ball to drop at the stroke of midnight, sans disco lights.|
|Noisemakers double as headdress.|
|We know how to party.|
We had a great time playing games with Drew's brother and sister-in-law and their teenaged kids. It was good to reconnect with Drew's side of the family. In all, a very nice visit.
We were unable to make it all the way back to Utah non-revving, so we ended up staying one night in Denver with my sister and brother-in-law. We always enjoy our time with them!
So we were able to start the New Year with visits to both sides of the family. That's a great start to 2013.