Monday, January 5, 2015

Still Celebrating!

Happy New Year!  In our family Christmas Day is just the beginning of several weeks of celebrations.  DD#2 has a birthday on the 28th, and this year we managed to surprise her with a party at our house.



Almost all of her relatives were there except for one nephew and her sister's family in Chicago.  It's been a long time since we had so many folks at our house, and it was fun. She seemed to like the scarf I made.


At the last minute, Dick and I decided to spend New Year's at Cannon Beach, OR, which is one of our favorite places to relax. It's such a beautiful spot.




At low tide, you can walk right out to Haystack Rock where  puffins nest in the summer.


After New Year's comes  Max's birthday on the 4th and Daddy Brent's on the 10th, so we are having a joint celebration next weekend.   Here is Max with Uncle Carl; they are great buddies. Max liked the penguin I made for him, and it was a fun and quick project!


Off in Chicago celebrations were happening also.  Daniel lost his first tooth, and one of the chickens laid the first egg!



Yes, 2015 is off to a good start in our family.  We hope the same for yours!

10 comments:

elns said...

Happy New Year! The celebrations and the family look so happy and fun. Cannon Beach looks gorgeous, what a lovely place to ring in the new year!

desertskyquilts said...

Great family pictures, and what a wonderful place to spend New Year's Eve. I'm surprised they had reservations, but maybe it's off-season?

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, Judy, lots of excitement in your family! We too had lots of Christmas here, at different times with different people. The penguin is so cute! Nice that you and hubby could spend time at Cannon Beach. Looks wonderful. I've never seen a puffin in person, only in books. Have a happy new year of 2015.

Araignee said...

Lucky you to have so much to celebrate while the rest of us are just packing it in.
Your new year seems to be filled with surprises!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

YES, your 2015 is off to a good start!! Every photo just makes me smile! May your year continue to be so full of goodness! blessings ~ tanna

karen said...

happy new year! I'm glad you started the year off with relaxing :)

Nancy said...

Family gatherings are THE best way to celebrate special occasions!

Mereknits said...

Great post today Judy, so many fun things to read about.
Hugs,
MEredith

Nancy Kay said...

What nice pictures of your stay along the coast. BEAUTIFUL. Love the pictures of the family having a grand time together. The little ones are growing quickly. So cute.

Rian said...

All good stuff. Happy New Year! ...party on...