Archive for December, 2006

Dinner at the Donnelly's

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

We went to Uncle Donald and Aunt Babs’ house for dinner. We also got to see Amanda and her twins. Of course Amanda’s mom, dad and “Uncle Timmy” were all there, too. The kids had a wild time playing together.

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Christmas Morning at Grandma's

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Santa came to Grandma’s house. We are so happy he figured out that we were in Cincinnati for the holiday. The funniest part of the morning was when Jacob opened his first present and, not realizing that he had any more, looked at what he got, dropped to his knees, bent over and cried “Santa didn’t listen!”

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Christmas Eve with Bucky et al.

Monday, December 25th, 2006

We got to go to Bucky’s house for dinner Christmas Eve. The rest of Bucky’s family (including Boomer, Aunt Carole, Uncle Dan, Kevin, Kelly, DJ, Grandma and Uncle Pat) were there, too. But, apparently, we were especially excited about Bucky. Anyway, it was a lot of fun (but some of the Bengals fans there weren’t too happy). Here are some pictures:

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Jacob's Own Bed

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

For the first time since he graduated from the crib, Jacob has his own bed. He’s been so excited ever since we picked it out, and it just arrived today.

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Mary Christmas, Beth!

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Jake and Beth got to be in the “program” at Glenn-Levin. Beth was so happy that she was picked to be Mary in the program. Flash photography was forbidden (in this pre-k production) but I did get a couple of pictures afterwards.

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"But We're Not Normal People, We're the Griswolds"

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

If inflatables had been in fashion when Christmas Vacation was filmed, Clark would have decorated his house pretty much like this:

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Winter Swim Meet

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Lauren did awesome at her swim meet today. She swam four events: freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly. Two of them (breast and butterfly) she had never done before in a meet. Her coach is so excited for her. It was at a small place, so only Jen could go. Here are a couple pictures:

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Christmas Card

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

If we forgot about you, but you cared enough to check up on us, here’s a copy of our Christmas card for this year:

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Christmas Program

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Jake and Beth were in a Christmas program at East Brentwood. They got to stand together and it was pretty cute. The pictures of them performing are terrible, but there’s some great video of it. Here are a couple of pictures from that night:

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and, for Grandma, here’s a picture of the map from Jacob’s room showing Bear’s travel to Cincinnati (through the mail):

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