Friday, January 3, 2014

Eddie's Bday, Xmas Eve, Xmas Morning and New Year's Eve

Yes this is four posts in one! LOL I figured if I waited to post all four events separately, it would take forever. So get ready for lots of pictures and loads of info.

Eddie's Birthday
    Anyone who knows me can tell you that I make huge deals out of BIRTHDAYS! My hubby's bday is another one of those special events that I plan in the beginning of September….meanwhile his bday is December 11! The reason why the "so in advance planning" is because we go into NYC every year for his birthday for the weekend (just the two of us).  I started this tradition 16 years ago and we love getting away together. December is a very busy time of year and I like to make sure I have everything planned in advance or forget about a hotel room. Hotels book up quickly in NYC around the holidays. This year we stayed at the "W" Hotel is Union Square. We arrived in NYC early and of course went shopping on famous 5th Avenue. Later that evening, we met friends for drinks at a "Speak Easy" Lounge and then headed off to dinner at the wonderful "Blue Water Grill". We have such a great time time with our friends. Here are pics from another fabulous Birthday Weekend for my hubby!

Giving daddy his gifts

Daddy's favorite cake…Baskin Robbins

Celebrating in NYC

A group shot of all of us!

Just blew out his bday candle

     Christmas Eve we headed over to Eddie's parents house where we celebrated with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and great-grandma. Here are some pics from that evening…..

Eddie and I

Opening gifts

Lyla showing Great-grandma and Aunt Christine

Lyla holding her new baby cousin

Me and my girls (Emma got hit in the face with a ping pong ball)

Cousins watching tv

More presents!

My wonderful family

     Christmas this year was better than ever! The girls are at the perfect age to really enjoy it and Eddie and I love spoiling them rotten! They couldn't wait to get home from Xmas Eve and fall asleep so it could be morning! We left the cookies, the glass of milk, we sprinkled our reindeer food on the front lawn and we were set for Christmas to come. Here are pics from Xmas morning!

Our Family Room before the girls came down

Could it be?…….

Yes!!!! A phone…woohoo!!

Mini ipad for Emma (Lyla got one also)

Jewelry from daddy! (Lyla got matching earrings and necklace also)

Here is a charm I found….how awesome is this!!!

Eating Xmas brunch with Uncle Brucie, Aunt Michelle and Cousin Katie

     We always celebrate New Year's Eve just Eddie and I but this year we decided to include the girls! Emma is at the age now where she wants to see the ball drop and our good friends were having a party at their house (right in our neighborhood). So The girls took a 3 hour nap in the afternoon so they could stay up to see the ball drop. I can't believe they made it to midnight! We had such a great New Year's and we decided we will celebrate with the girls every year from now on. Here are pics from that night...

This is what was left of the guests at the end of the night

Lyla and Emma before the ball dropped

Group shot of the kids

HAPPY 2014 Bloggers!!! I hope its a happy and healthy one! xoxo


  1. Happy New Year to you too! Great updates! Looks like you had a great holiday season! I could feel the Christmas joy just by looking at those Christmas morning pictures! Hope the new year is starting out great!

  2. Love your pictures, looks like so much fun!! Lyla is looking so old, your babies are growing up fast!!! Happy New Year!

  3. Wow, what a wonderful December! So glad you all had such a beautiful holiday season! Happy New Year Granshaw family!

  4. Love that charm! Mt girl friend got me the same one fo5 christmas, and i haven't taken it off since!


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