december in pictures

our neighbor is a glass blower and had his studio open for demonstrations. very cool to watch!

super wiggly baby!

nicky and i at jessica's christmas party. i wish i had gotten more pictures.

my children at my aunt and uncle's on christmas.

avocado pickin'.

our newest family member, noel. alex brought her home from the convent when she and my mom went to pick up christmas wreaths. she is a super sweet little kitty!

happy new year!



  1. So cute! I love Alex jumping into the heap of leaves, the avocado reaching and that cat! (i'm not a cat person, but that is a darn cute kitty!)

    I didn't take ANY pictures at the party either. Just wasn't feeling it. Too much pressure to get everyone, and in decent lighting... But you girls looked lovely.

    Anyway, good to see you had a nice December. Hopefully now we can hang out and enjoy a new beautiful year.


  2. your kids are beautiful! just like their mama!

  3. Happy New Year to you and your darling family too Anne!

  4. wow...NOEL IS BEAUTIFUL!!! and your children are too :) what a great family. i bet your older kids are great helpers with the baby.

    i grew up next door to an avocado grove and can you believe, as a kid, i hated them! boy was i mistaken. now i'd give anything to have a whole grove of them, fresh and ripe and perfect, in my backyard. luckies!

    happiest new year to the annes!

  5. Oh my goodness, Noel, what a little beauty! I love the name too. Still not satisfied with our own kitty's name situation.

    Fun to see these moments from what appears to have been a lovely festive month :)

    Pretty neat that your neighbor is a glass blower too.

  6. i love that first photo of your daughter jumping in the leaves (and she is so beautiful and looks so much like you!).
    i would love having a glassblower next door--or any artist--i just love the idea of having a bunch of creative energy going on the block :)

    wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2012!

  7. What a fun family you have! I especially love the photo of your kids picking avocados. Happy New Year & congrats on your new kitty.

  8. Love these! Jump shot- fantastic. Avocado picking- wish it were growing in my back yard!!! Super cute of your lil family lined up.... :) good stuff

  9. So Avocados are ready in Winter? That is one ENORMOUs tree. And you do have very cute kids Anne.

  10. Happy new year! You look wonderful, as do your kids (they look SO MUCH like you, ah!). Glad to see all these smiles, and a new kitty to boot!


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