Tuesday, December 16, 2008


This tradition began many, many, many (you get the idea) years ago; before kids and right about the time we all became engaged or married. My best girlfriends and I (and our significant others) marked a date on our calendar when we would all get together to celebrate the holidays. We look forward to it every year and love to spoil each others kids with love, giggles and hugs (oh, and there are presents involved too!) The best of friends; Deb, Michelle, Barb and me!
I love to jump!Max shows Eddie his trains

oh so pretty!

Checking out their gifts!

How do you get 7 kids to sit in one spot?
"If you want to open gifts. . . smile!!"

Anthony & Alexa

The hostess: Barb!

"Love the bags!!!!"

This is Mia's "pose" with hands on her hips :)

My friends mentioned that it must warm my
heart to see Mia so happy.
There are times it melts my heart :)
My Eddie just loves firemen and firetrucks
his smile says it all :)

Mia just adores Madison (note the hand holding)!

"Throw me higher Godfather!!"

Alexa & Madison hug Mia goodbye

Thank you for another fun-filled evening. What a wonderful way to start the holiday season!


Barbara said...

How many years have we been celebrating with this get together??? I look forward to it always. When I see the picture of Mia with the bags...I keep thinking of the tea lights lol! She is too cute! Love you guys!

Dawn said...

What a fun tradition...especially since it now involves all the children...what special friendships!

Colleen said...

What a beautiful tradition!!!
Mia is really changing.... looking so grown up! Precious!

amy said...

such fun fun pictures

Lori said...

What a special tradition! I love the picture of Mia laughing with all her bags! She's so adorable in her Santa dress. :)

Debbie said...

How cute are you! I'm loving the holiday picture and blog post! Yes, we have been celebrating for just about forever,right! What great times we always have and I look forward to making more memories with all of you! Love you girls!!! XOXO

Anonymous said...

It was such a nice day as always. We're so lucky to have each other and to share yet another holiday gathering together! They are such special memories to me. Happy Holidays girls and guys and children..:)

Love, Aunt Michie!