New Year’s Eve Flashback

The year…2001
The place…The Hotel
The people…Lyz, Chris, Joni, Jenn and I
The times…FREAKING FUN!!!

I have no words for the pictures I am about to post. I also don’t have any idea how I have no pictures of Lyz or Joni???

Ready???




A special thank you to Karen, the wonderful administrative assistant at The Hotel, for scanning these pictures for me!! They simply wouldn’t have looked as wonderful had a taken a picture of the pictures to post!!

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Christmas in Hershey-Part 2

Hi. You may have noticed that I love to take pictures. Can you imagine my disbelief when I realized I forgot to charge the camera when we went back to Hershey? Sigh.

Two whole pictures.
Delaney in the airplane (Orange coat, blue hat)

Chris and Avery on the really big swings (Lyz and Joni had to walk away, they couldn’t watch)

Jenn took a few with her camera phone:


And as we left I got a little teary eyed. This was our last planned Christmas activity. That’s it. Christmas is over.

Booooo. Hissss.

(but, there is always New Year’s Eve to look forward to. My camera is charged. I shall blog tomorrow about the last time we went to a New Year’s party at The Hotel!!)

Merry Christmas!!!

Jenn and I woke up bright and early and headed over to CLAD’s to be there by 6am, just in case Avery decided that this was the year she would wake up before the sun. She kept telling us that she was going to set daddy’s alarm for 4am so that she would be awake before we got there.

I got the honor of writing Santa’s reply to the letter Avery and Delaney left for him. Avery made it hard this year (what do reindeer really eat, how do you get into the house if there isn’t a chimney).

Jenn, Joni and I talked, napped and cooked for a little waiting for CLAD to come down.

Chris joined us (thanks to the smell of coffee brewing and cinnamon rolls baking) and he has no patience so he waited all of five minutes before going and waking Avery up!

And then the fun began!!!











Then, after 2.5 hours of present unwrapping we had breakfast


And Jenn and I went home for a nap!

Then, we went over Joni’s for Christmas dinner and unwrapped even more presents!





We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!

Please…can I open just one more”

Christmas in Hershey (the sweetest place on earth)

For Christmas Eve Eve we headed up to HP and had some RR before. (HersheyPark/Red Robin)

It was burrrrr cold! But we were all bundled up so we kept warm and had an awesome time!!

Lyz and Avery in the first car, Jenn and Delaney in the second)

Reindeer!!


Jenn put poor Delaney in this ride backwards! I wish I had a good picture of the look on D’s face when she realized she was going the wrong way! (I was too busy laughing hysterically to get a good picture)


Avery and Delaney riding the mini pirate ship.

Lyz, Jenn, Avery and I rode the big pirate ship twice in a row. It is just too much fun!! Avery wasn’t sure she wanted to ride it at first, but then loved it so much that when we go back next week (hello free preview plan at HersheyPark) she wants to ride it five times!!