Thursday, January 06, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011

Christmas and New Year Happenings

A few days before Christmas, we went ice skating at the Lloyd Center Mall. I hadn't been ice skating in years, and I had forgot how much fun skating can be! It was a fun holiday event to do with the kids.

Courtney and Mommy hugging on the ice...well maybe we were holding each other up! :o)


We had a really nice Christmas with our family. As tradition serves, we went to Bill's parents house for Christmas Eve. It was a fun evening with a great dinner and presents!

This is such a great family tradition to have the kids line up on the couch and have a picture taken. I am going to have to go search in the archives for a picture of them in the same spot only 10 years younger.

One half of our family on Christmas Eve

The Other Ryan Family! We love them sooooo much!

Mommy and Allie

Brothers! I just love the colors on these guys! Looking good boys!

Sisters! Jaylin and Angie


After Christmas Eve dinner, we went to the 11pm service at our church! There were so many people coming to the service, we had the service at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Downtown Portland. We packed the house to the rafters! Great night with the kids!



What a great day with our kids and family! We had a lazy morning having a big breakfast and opening stocking and presents with the kids. Round 2 was with Mom, Scott, Stacy, Mike and Tyler. More presents and more food. I really felt like I was eating non-stop the entire day! Ugh...The gym is in my very near future!

Courtney, Bill and Jalen

I love this picture! I love that Kaela is smelling her new body spray and Lord only knows what Taylor is saying to Allie. Love these kids!!

The one thing that Taylor and wanted and needed more than anything in this world was a new laptop! We were very fortunate that we were able to give him one this year.

Me and My Sissy! I love you so much Stacy!

Mom and Papa

Our sweet little Aaliyah! She was the light of the holiday! She is really into presents this year, however she was a bit more interested in the paper and bows then the actual presents!


The Day after Christmas!

Our present from Mom and Papa were tickets to see the Radio City Music Hall ROCKETTES!
What a great present! Bill and I had the best day night! We went to watch the show and then went out for Sushi after. It would be fun to make this show a tradition for us and our family.

Toy Soldiers on Parade


Bill and I had a very quiet New Year's Eve this year. We went out to dinner at the Chart House (which is our favorite restaurant!), and then we went home in time for the ball to drop and have a nice big New Year's KISS! MUAH!!!!

We hope that this year will bring everyone
health and happiness!
Happy New Year!

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