Sunday, January 3, 2010

fun from 2009-2010...

I'm going to apologize now for the amount of pictures you're about to see.  However, it was difficult to get rid of many.  So, I opted for a few collages instead.  Our New Year's celebration was just too much fun...and I didn't want to miss anything in the recap of our night together.

There was a lot of action on December 31st - January 1st from the men in this group.  I can't explain it...so instead, I'll just embrace it.  Andy and Ben enjoyed a few moments together.  Classic!


While the boys were getting crazy, the ladies were enjoying the little ones.  How cute is Ezra?  How cute is Christy?  :)


Now, imagine Case as an older brother...what do you think?  LOVE IT!  And I think Christy looks like a natural with 2.  :)


It was so nice to have the entire Hamlin Family in town for this little par-tay!  Life is so much better when they're around...seriously!  :)  They get their own collage...


I'm pretty sure this is the only "normal" shot of Andy from our time together.  Here, he's getting ready to show us a magic trick.  I think it was more of a card trick.  Regardless, it's a great picture of him!


These are a little more like the Andy we all know and love!  (He does look good with a baby though.)


How precious is this sweet couple!  I wish we saw each other more often...they're a fun bunch (and so is Finn)!


Speaking of Finn...


Everyone was so gracious to allow me to play with my new camera (and use them as my subjects).  I had a ton of fun doing stuff like this.  Kinda cool...but I still need A LOT of work.  :)


Truth-be-told, we watched a bit of Jersey Shore!  As a result, the gentlemen decided to show off their fist-pumping skills.  Enjoy...


Before the kids went to bed, the testosterone levels were at an all-time high.  Looks like they all had a great time though...and no one was seriously injured (at least no one fessed up to anything).


I leave you with our group photo.  Keep in mind, that this was taken at midnight.  By then, the kids were in bed and Kara had gone home (she had to work early the next day).  So, it's not complete...but it's better than nothing.


I would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to Chris, Christy and Case!  Thank you for opening up your home to all of these crazy folks (myself included).  Ben and I had a blast...and in looking through these pictures, I think it's safe to say that everyone else had a great time as well.  :)

Happy New Year!

8 comments:

Christie C. said...

Love these! Looks like such a fun time :)

What kind of camera did you get?

anne said...

Christie, it was a ton of fun!

After a ton of research, we decided on the Canon Rebel XSi...it's got the best reviews (including a few reviews from friends). I'm excited to learn more about photography...it makes me wish I would have paid more attention to my class in high school. Oh well. :)

How are you enjoying your new camera? Isn't it fun? ;)

J Yo said...

I WISH I would have had the energy to join you!! Looks like tons of fun... :)

Robin said...

First of all, tell the boys they need WAY MORE armpit sweat showing to really be from the Jersey Shore... :)

You guys had way too much fun- love your shots- and yes, I think you're right that everyone seems to be getting the photo-bug! You can come practice on me- I'm pretty sure I can rival Andy in his portrait shots, if you're looking to do any more of those. :)

Stefanie said...

I was thinking all of the boys needed a bit more hair gel and sequins on their shirts for them to be on Jersey Shore.

Beautiful pictures, Anne!! You did an awesome job!! Oh. And I totally agree that Christy looks like a natural with 2 :)....

I'm Tiffany Jeanne said...

It looks like you had a similar night as we did ringing in the New Year! Such fun pix! I about died laughing with the "Jersey Shore" pictures...can you believe that show?

BTW, Congrats on the new camera! I'm the odd-man out with a Nikon, but I think we should just start a Bible study photog business... I have NO doubt we could be really creative with it and have SO much fun. I'm serious about this. :) We could use our earnings to go on Bible study vacations...like that place you gave us the print-out for!!!!

Happy New Year, Anne! I'm so glad I met you in 2009 and I'm looking forward to getting to know you more in 2010!!

christy said...

Woah! I do look good with 2. ;)

Stacy said...

Anne - these pictures of Andy CRACKED ME UP! Thank you for the laugh! PS...I watched Jersey Shore for the first time last week and nearly died in laughter as well. PPS...I really want a Canon now - Andy has one too and I drool over it!