Friday, December 31, 2010

Farewell 2010!

Today was a great day...low key and very relaxing...we all slept in, then me and the girls made omlets, bacon, coffee and toast for daddy to eat in bed...then later we headed to the mall so the girls could shop at their fav store, Justice...then off to a nice family dinner at Brio.  We LOVED it there!  Next up, all squish in our bed and watch Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years...

New Year's Day we plan on going out to breakfast, then head to visit my mom and dad and have a traditional 'toast' to the new year...!  It's been a roller coaster year in many ways, and we are all so ready for a New Year...New Decade...Better Year!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Post Holiday Celebration

Since Joey missed last Wed (he was sick), he came by tonite for some holiday cheer and celli for our anniversary...and since I had Ryleigh, Rob came by as well...Staci was on her way home from DE Child Museum, so she popped over as well...and Diana called to come by for a visit as well, and this was the ONE day I've been home since Xmas bring it...good times, and great's those last minute parties that are so fun!!!  Tomorrow and NYE will be low key, and me and my liver are so needing that down time...then back to my mom's on New Years Day for the traditional salute to the new year...January holds a ton of fun to come...a month of birthday celli time!

10 Years!!!!!

On this day 10 years ago, I awoke with the sound of snow plows...praying hard the night prior that my wedding would still happen, as planned...and it did (thx Nan)...I am SO thankful for my husband...he is truly amazing in every way!  He is patient, he is kind...he is thoughtful, and especially loving...not only to me, my friends and family, but to our 2 beautiful little girls...I love that you make my life what it is today...!!  Complete!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snowed IN....

While enjoying Christmas with the family, we heard DE was going to get hit with a major snow storm come the following day...I knew that meant I had to cancel all my Monday plans ahead of time, so I canc'd my lunch and dinner plans for Monday, and since my sister was in town, and they were leaving Tuesday, we all decided to plan a slumber party at my mom's Sunday night!  All the cousins had a blast playing in the snow...We had a TON of food and drinks...played games and just laughed til we cried!!!  5 families all crammed into any open spot to was so worth it!  I actually enjoyed the fact that I had no outside contact since my cell phn died and my parents do not have I was able to focus on the real issues...being with family!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas, 2010

BEST Christmas ever!!!  Kids had a blast and we had all 10 Filliben sibs together for dinner for the first time, in years!!!!  MEMORABLE!!!!  AND, it snowed...what a bonus!
waitn to see what Santa brought them

The CRUSHER wine

Flock of Seagulls hairdo

zonked from a LONG DAY

3 generations

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve-2010

Christmas Eve @ the Filliben house was typical...Capriotti subs, spirtis, FUN...then as we all started to get married, move, and have kids, it became a different sport as such...Jim and I started our own tradition on xmas Eve with our did everyone else.  But then, last year, when my dad was diagnosed with 2 cancers, Jim and I decided to change it back to the 'tradition', and go celebrate it with THEM...the ones who need us most. 
So, I made a lasagna and it was perfect...good times were had, and my dad (and mom) needed that!

This year...with all that has gone on, we decided to do the same...go back to our I got a HUGE order of Capriotti's subs, dips, appis, and everyone who could be there, was there...Patty and her fam (from IN), Sara and her fam, me Jim and fam, Fran, Bri and fam, Chris, Mary, Aunt E....alll there...and we made the most of this SPECIAL FAMILY TRADITION.

 5 sisters, but ONE missing...

2 sibs missing (Loretta and Rob)

me and my beutiful sister, Patty

all the grandkids but 3 missing

tracking Santa from daddy's cell phn...oh technology today!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


They missed my gathering last night due to conflicts, so we made sure to connect today...A quickie lunch at Ale House with Dee, Rae and Bri...LOVE these guys...thank you for making MY DAY!!!!!!!!!! 

Holiday Spirits

What better way to lift ones spirits, than to enjoy some spirits with good friends...

kids watch JB

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Football at Raegan's!

Sunday I was a bit sluggish from my night prior, but I was bet and bound to make it to her party...what a GREAT comeback game (and I don't even watch games usually!)  Just another reason to party!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Couples Xmas Dinner

FAB time at JB Dawsons...excellent drinks and food, and best of all, the company...:)

my dinner: salmon oscar (topped with crab) and baked potato-YUM

shots???  wonder who ordered those....