This is going to be a long post. I know my propensity to get STUCK on events with lots of photos. Last year I didn't post the gingerbread competition for MONTHS. I have determined I WILL get this done...even if it isn't perfect.... I posted the competition photos last night...determined not to break faith with the oh-so-competitive-gherkins.
It is now Jan 1st, 2022...though I will post this to show 12-31-21. I have spent time with Jesus. Alex had to go to work but not one other person has manifested, and it is 11:03 a.m. I downloaded adobe on my laptop. I tried to figure out the program. I need a person to sit with me, I think. BUT I am going to post today!
Here goes! New Year's Eve! I don't know WHY it took me so long to realize wearing a headlamp would make the morning chores so much easier!
|Millie checking out Danny|
Jamin showed up next. About the time Bre and the kids arrived it was time to put Millie downstairs. There was too much activity and too many people. Izaak had a party he had to attend at True North and didn't make it.
|Danny & Annie ignore the chaos|
We had a dinner of pizza and quite an array of munchies set out for the night. After eating, the first order of business was the GINGERBREAD COMPETITION.
|Liv & Bella were big helpers|
|Gideon is very detailed and deliberate|
I had just said to Benny, "Where is the best place to put this one?" Speaking of the yellow dot he's holding. This is the look I got. Then he put it on my nose....
|love that spark|
|Annie's house was beautiful|
|Sporting our dots|
|It appears the dots are contagious.|
|Very colorful gingerbread man|
Around 8 p.m. everyone began to bundle up to go outside. Michael started a fire in the fire ring. Jamin, Josiah and Michael had shoveled more around the fire ring, out the back door, and a nice spot for a table with fireworks. This year Michael and Josiah bought about a 1/3 less fireworks. It was still an hour and a half of fireworks. LOL
|Livie and Allie|
|Livie, Allie, Luke, Rylan, Kaylyn, Krista, Stacia, Arielle|
|Stacia and Bella|
|Arielle and Benny|
|Allie & Livie|
|The snow and fireworks were magical|
|Bre & Jojo - the 12m snow suit happens to be pink; he rocked it!|
|Cory and Benny - Great smiles!|
|Stacia, Allie, Livie, Danny & Arielle|
|Luke & Rylan|
|Bella, Annie (face plant?), Bennie|
|Sparklers are magical -📷byArielle|
I have come to really enjoy our New Year's Eve fireworks. We can do them at our speed. When we get cold we can go inside and warm up. The fire and snow add a magical touch. It's a good thing.