Monday, January 4, 2016

Christmas on New Year’s at the Beach….

The crew all headed up to Jacksonville/Neptune Beach on New Year’s Eve to meet at the house my MIL had rented for our Christmas together. IMG_7098

IMG_7089We got pizza for dinner and spent the evening playing games. IMG_7063IMG_7158The hit was “Pie in the Face.”IMG_7170 It was hilarious. The kids of course LOVED it and we all laughed our heads off at each other getting pied.IMG_7179IMG_7191

It didn’t matter who got pied, Mamie somehow ended up next to them and would get some of the whip cream on her finger to eat.


Everyone ended up getting pied, except for Warren (who wanted to so bad! ha) and Lauren. They moved on to the Championship Pie-Off.


By the end of the game, Tay was teaching Maybree how to eat whipped cream straight out of the can.

IMG_7258 Grandma let the kids open one of their gifts,

IMG_7050AB performed a magic show,IMG_7150

we ate cake…


and all tried to make it to midnight to see the ball drop. We lost a few, but we still had a pretty good group who made it! Surprisingly, I was in it.

The next morning, we took the kids to the zoo. It was cool, not crowded, and everyone had a great time.

We got back to the house right around lunch time, which was the one condition of going to the zoo (we had to have the guys back in time to watch the Gators play in thier Bowl game).

We had a tailgate feast and some of us even snuck in an afternoon nap. The ones who watched the game were wishing they had just napped.

Saturday was the “Christmas” gathering. The boys all headed out to Academy to do some man-shopping and we stayed behind to get things ready at the house. More of the family was coming for lunch and we all enjoyed a big meal and opening gifts together that afternoon.


After one more walk on the beach, our little herd packed up and headed back home. IMG_7516

It was a fun way to wrap up all of our Christmas celebrations and start the New Year!


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