Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas time is here again...

over the river...literally to nanas house went

Christmas morning FAMOUS delicious breakfast.  baked French Toast

 Time for Gifts....First Christmas Married
 Little man was ready to go! Merry Christmas cutie pie
 gifts with Mom. 
 Some one liked his new hat from Auntie Kari and Uncle Jason



The extended family has arrived.  Miss Lauren and Mr Harry 

The whole family...sure love these people and love celebrating with them
 and the whole extending family

One more bit of celebrating to come...off to J's cousins
Then home to crash...lots of fun celebrating on Christmas Day!  

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas time is here

round one and two

The exchanging of gifts
apple store was happy for the Paters this year

 we may have celebrated a few days early this year! 

Christmas MORNING has arrived....

Homemade Pecan Rolls
 and gifts, lots of thoughtful gifts



From here it was over the river to mommys house....



Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Lights

on date night.
Ada Grill and Ada Bridge
Fun night with the hubby


Friday, December 21, 2012

it has been called

to MY attention that there has not been a classic Joke Monday for over a MONTH!
sorry about the lack of  funnys for that extended period of time :)

today we will change it up to classic JOKE Friday for the Fans [maybe 3 people...3 is a crowd right?!]
and here are 3 funny jokes all having to do with winter/Christmas..tis the season!  Merry Merry Christmas

ONE:
How do you find Will Smith in the snow? 
Look for his FRESH PRINTS.
hahaha hahahah ..I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and yelled to the cabbie go home smell ya later...gotta love that show

TWO:
What did one snowman say to the other snowman??????
Does it smell like carrots to you?


THREE:
What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
Frosted Flakes!

Laughing on my friends!  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

music and trees

were at the Meijer Gardens on Tuesday night

We went to a benefit that Tony Bennett sang at..the host was Mitch Albom [don't worry i may have had to Google what he was known for..author.  The Five people you meet in Heaven]

They are working/touring together to promote Mitch's orphanage in Haiti.

Greet Concert, Great Cause

I am in the green


 Tony can sure still sing at 86...he was good.  it was a very entertaining concert to see!

This is what I danced with my dad too at the wedding...can I get an awe!
video


We also got to see some of the trees!  Really beautiful! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

one BIG happy family

Lipinski side Christmas

So much fun with everyone
Ben was loving the popcorn

TIme to start the gifts


 Here is everyone!

 and everyone being goofy!
Merry Sillyness Christmas from the Lipinskis

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holly Jolly

Round two.  Second annual.
Party at the Pater's house

There was food

Friends

The Betsy and her fab pearls

The hubby in his holiday wear tie

More fun friends

Lots of cousins/family/friends

and more lovely ladies!

It was so fun having everyone come! it turned out to be a great night!
Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

never ever again

never ever again
haha

I am excited to write the date as much as I can.
Yes it is the little things in life that can keep a person happy.

12/12/12
12.12.12
12-12-12

Happy day!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

seven dozen and counting

cookies were made for my moms cookie exchange!
it is sure fun baking with her, hope the people that receive the cookies enjoy :)
I know that dougie enjoyed the rejects...always willing to sample.




Saturday, December 8, 2012

over the river

and through the woods
to find our wonderful Christmas Tree

It has character and we love it and it smells good

The tree adventure starts at the hunting cabin.  Cj and Ashley came with us!

head into the woods to find the perfect one

 get the chainsaw to J

 and we have a tree.  Uncle Don and Dad helped too

Family picture by the tree

The Pater's first Christmas tree

Ta-da!  It is decorated and done!
yes we know there is a bit of a gap on the top...but we still love it! 
Oh Christmas Tree oh Christmas tree
so happy you are finally up in our house!



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

three fun facts

all have to do with this picture


1. we now know that it is official the Christmas season, we received our chocolate letters

2.  we have rearrange the front room officially, see the black table.  it made it to the first floor!  it was banned to the basement but it is back!

2.  can you tell something is different with my head or my hair...yeah my hair.  hmm not one man at work noticed the 3 inches of hair i had cut off! hahah at least my hubby did!

that is a wrap for three fun facts!

Monday, December 3, 2012

bowling for a 100

that is always the goal.  
i broke it in both games that we played!

we hit the clique Saturday and had a fun time.
we got our bowl on.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Santa's reindeer...

and turkeys and more deer
Saturday we went out to a deer farm to check out these animals
Ben LOVED it all
he ran up to the turkeys saying gobble gobble repeat gobble gobble repeat ten more times!
we were able to feed a deer [well if you wanted to, which i didn't haha]
and see the other deer eat
fun day to see wild animals up close

Here is the HUGE turkey

a dog is bad enough but add a deer in the mix... 

 Ben liked feeding the friendly deer

 grandma and ben checking it all out

watching them eat

 playing catch with the dog

 one more look at the reindeer