Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Holidays

The boys taking a break from basketball. I love this picture The kids and Doug watching a movie

Hoopin it up

Midnight pic... not our finest :)

Our pile of Christmas presents! We were spoiled.

Hanging out with our nephew Logan

Best gift EVER, Chocolate covered almonds. We're obsessed

Opening presents can be exhausting... well Brad thought so

Dad opening our gift! now his yankee gnome has a buddy

Mom opening her gift from Scott and Jen. They put family
videos on DVD. It's been so much fun watching them all. She
was excited if you can't tell.
Blake got a lump of coal haha

Bailee showing off her stuff

Me, Avery, and Halle. Avery got this softest coat and immediately
put it on after she opened it and went around the whole circle and
gave everyone a hug
Christmas morning 2010

Austin opening his few gifts I didn't give him before Christmas

Family Christmas party

Garner kids singing Rudolph

Playing the bells. So much fun.

Our cute Grandparents leading the bells

I love the holidays! This year was awesome. We kicked things off with our annual Ballif family party, which was great as always. We ate some yummy dinner, played the bells (my favorite part), and shot some balloons. Austin and I ended up winning $60!! Not too shabby. Thanks Grandma & Grandpa Ballif. Shannon and her family came into town and we had some fun times with them, Austin's brother Kyle and his family also came to town for Christmas so we kept going back and forth from family to family. It was a great time, we enjoy when the Fryer's and Hoffmann's visit. Christmas morning started with Austin and me opening our stockings and gifts from each other, then we went for hot chocolate and toast at Grandma & Grandpa Braithwaite's followed by snacks and gifts at the Hoffmann's house (Austin's parents). We then went straight to dinner and presents with my family, then to Grandma Hoffmann's for dessert, and finally back to the Hoffmann's for games and fun with the family. It was a great day, but it went by WAY too fast. For New Year's we went to a party at the church with our good friends. We spent the night eating, playing games, playing sports, and watching the boys home videos from when they were in High School. It was a blast!! I loved seeing what Austin and his friends were like back in the days before I knew them. We had a wonderful time with our friends and can't wait until next year. All in all Austin and I had a great 2010 and can't wait to see what 2011 brings our family!


FRYER FAM said...

are you sure we came? i didn't see one photo with us in it...

JeniandAustinHoffmann said...

Yes Shannon haha I'm going to do a post of us all bowling. I think that's the only time we really had pictures with you guys.

Kell and Haylee said...

Jeni! So glad you found my blog. I will indeed miss trainings with you as well. But I will NOT miss AFCU very much. :) I hope all is well with you.