Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Years 2010

Well, we were supposed to have a blast ringing in the New Year with some of our favorite peeps in Houston---the Goerlich quads! (pic from 7/09)


However, days before we were to leave, the Goerlich clan was running fevers and feeling under the weather...so we had to postpone our party by a couple of weeks. Ironically, the night we all decided to postpone the trip is when the Steece crew started feeling icky as well!

So, here we were, stuck at home with a bunch of sickies on NYE. We decided to suck it up, bundle up the kids, load up the car and head on over to the Grand Prairie Lights (that had been closed on Christmas Eve). Not to mention, Sav kept asking: "See Christmas Lights, Mama?"

Click HERE for pictures of the amazing holiday drive-thru light park with 4 million lights!

Halfway through the drive, there is a holiday park with rides, "park food" (funnel cakes, corn dogs, etc), and a light show! This is our little fam (huddling by the warmers) about to watch the light show. "Alright guys, on the count of 3, say, 'deer in headlights!'" (Joe, Sav, Ethan, Drew, Me, and Ben)

PERFECT!


It was freeeeezing (yes, I realize that means it was probably only 20 degrees for us Texans...go ahead and poke fun, you northerners!) and snowing/raining/sleeting. We gathered around some tables in the big tent while Dad purchased some fresh-popped kettle corn! (Sav & Ethan in front, Ben & Drew in the back)



YUMMO!



Loved this view of Joe walking back to the burb while snowing, with Ben and Sav. She insisted on holding the popcorn. Such a mess.


and there you have it! I have spent the last 2-3 years in bed by 10-10:30pm on NYE. How sad is that?! My, my...how our lives have changed!

And we can't wait to travel on down to Houston with the quads (for the first time) and see all of our friends in a couple of weeks!--especially once we've all had a chance to recover from the holidays and get WELL!!!!

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16 comments:

King Quads said...

I love your crew! The pic of Joe with Ben & Sav...heartmelting - those are my favorites. I will NEVER let anyone take a picture of my butt...but I enjoy looking at other peoples - that sounds weird (you know what I mean).

Happy New Year!

Shara said...

what kind of camera do you use????

Suzanne said...

hey shara! nothin' fancy...just a canon elph SD 890 IS. (whatever all that means! lol)

Cameron and Rachel said...

I love the deer in the headlights picture. I have never seen he boys all look just alike. Good thing I have figured out who is who :)
They are precious. Hope you are all feeling better!!

Rebecca said...

I didn't realize the Goerlich quads were from Houston! I'm a born-and-raised Houstonian -- I hope you have fun visiting when you come down! :)

Rebecca

MEGAN said...

Umm, how cute is Sav decked out in pink???????

Stephanie said...

You know I live in Houston..I will have to be on the lookout for 8 of my fav little quads around here! (and their parents!)
I would feel like I saw a celebrity if I got to meet you and Mari! lol
Love all the pics! The "deer" look is hilarious!!!

Charity Donovan said...

i'm loving their little rain boots! Too cute! Crackin' me up...you know I do have to tease you southerners about 20 degrees being cold! Man up!!! I'm so kidding! LOL!!!! Glad you all got out before the sickies took over the house! So sad you didn't get to ring in 2010 Quaddie style but hopefully you will all be on the mend soon my friend! Thinking of you all! Hugs!

Joan said...

Happy New year to my favorite Quad family. I don't comment much, but I'm here daily or anytime you update at least! =)

God bless!
Joan

cat said...

Oh your life sounds like mine!

Anonymous said...

Burr, y'all all look so cold! I love that y'all were able to go back to Grandprairie to see the lights. The quads look so cute, all bundled up. Sorry your plans were ruined to go to Houston. I have to tell you, I'm in awe of how much y'all travel with four kids. We have family in Houston and Austin and we only go about twice a year (to each). And we only have twins! I'm not a fan of packing up, coming home and doing a lot of laundry. lol! My husband travels a lot for his job so the last thing he wants to do is travel on off time.
I hope y'all get to go visit your friends soon!
Cathy in Frisco

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Ahhh, we are still so bummed that everyone got sick and went and ruined our NYE plans! We miss you! It's going to be so much fun to see you soon. Hope your crew is all feeling better - we're definitely on the up & up over here. Humidifier, saline & dimetapp are no longer at an arm's length!

By the way, I think Cohen thinks there are 5 little ones coming to visit: Ben, Sav, Ethan, Anne, Drew. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm with you,I Have spent the last 4yrs at home and asleep by midnight on nye. Happy New Year. Your family is adorable.

The McNulty Family said...

love those sweet little snow bunnies. they look so cute all bundled up!!

i love you so much. sorry that last week has been so crappy.

miss you. move to cali!
xoxo
Gen

Alissa said...

Happy New Year to your family! I so enjoy reading your blog - thanks for sharing your positivity with everyone!

BoufMom9 said...

Awwww...how sad that you all ended up sick for NYE (we were too. UGH!)

LOVED the deer in headlights photo :)

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