Pictures With Santa Claus 2010

It took 4 years, but we finally got pictures of the kids sitting on Santa’s lap, smiling instead of crying. Well, almost all of the kids sat with Santa. Nate wasn’t having it! Thanks, Santa! And everyone in the group that organized this event!






Christmas Comes Early to Naperville

Last year we conceded that there would be no reasonable way for our family to drive or fly to Buffalo for a December Christmas celebration with the Jaromin side of the family. The solution: host everyone at our house in October for an early family Christmas! The Shedd Aquarium On Thursday Mom and Dad, and […]






‘Twas the Day After Christmas…

…and off to the Plane; Flying with 2 toddlers and an infant?? We must be insane! We had a wonderful trip to Buffalo to celebrate Christmas with Grandma and Grampa Jaromin and my sister’s families. Getting there, however, was another story. Mad Dash The children were nestled all snug in their bed, Blissfully unaware of […]






A Visit from Saint Nicholas

This year’s photos with Santa…






Merry Christmas everybody!

Sean’s first Christmas was fun for all. First we flew out to Buffalo on the 21st to celebrate Christmas early with Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, uncles, and cousins (Daddy’s side of the family). Sean had fun playing with everyone. We made it back home (barely) and celebrated Christmas in Naperville with more aunts, uncles, and cousins […]






Merry Christmas everybody!

Annalise definitely “gets” the idea of Christmas now. She recognizes Santa and says (or whispers) “Ho, Ho, Ho”. She had a great time when we went to Buffalo on the 21st to celebrate Christmas early with Daddy’s side of the family. She loved playing with and chasing all of her cousins. I don’t know if […]






Merry Christmas everybody!

Boy, I liked waking up Monday morning and having a bunch of presents waiting for me. Can we do this every Monday, Mommy? Mommy says that the guy in the red suit that I met the other week brought all of this stuff because I’ve been such a good girl this year. I guess he’s […]






Who’s the guy in the red suit?

Mommy, Daddy, and Aunt Bethie took me to see this guy they call Santa Claus. Can you believe it? He was wearing pretty much the same outfit that I was! As you can tell, I wasn’t too happy!






In Columbus, They Have Christmas in October…

Last weekend we went to Columbus, Ohio for Christmas! I know, that’s what I said….who ever heard of Christmas in October? In any case, as this was my very first “Christmas,” I wasn’t about to complain. It all started when Mommy and Daddy took me on another plane ride to visit my Aunt Amy and […]