Sunday, January 3, 2010

a few more pics from christmas

Linus lovin' the paper

The Muno guitar is soo cool

ultimate winter shot of colton

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR! we welcome twenty ten with open arms. it's going to be a great year...Bring it on!

Blizzard of 2009

Yeah well, i know this post doesn't fall in the right order date wise, but somehow i forgot to mention the big SNOW of 09. a week before christmas (as well all know) much of the east coast was blanketed with almost two feet of snow...probably the most snow i've ever seen at one time in my life. any who's, thank god we had groceries and i had mostly finished christmas shopping. not really sure when our streets/hood finally got plowed, as when we left for the lake tuesday night, there was no sign of the plow trucks.

At any rate, the kids did ok in the snow. everyone knows it takes about 45 mins to get them all bundled up and they lasts, oh maybe 15?! colton really could have cared less about the cold wet stuff but sulley seemed to enjoy being pulled around on a sled.

first snow picture, taken before abou 8 more inches of snow fell

the power wheels ATV was perfect in the snow

Christmas 2009 at Smith Mtn Lake

We had a great Christmas at the lake! It was fun to get away for a few days and just enjoy sitting around doing nothing - you know typical holiday style - eat, drink, and be merry or in our case, eat, drink, be merry AND lazy!

We really did nothing! Everyone slept great and napped well so it made for an even better week. We ventured out a few times into Roanoke to celebrate Greg's 30th and in true Roanoke fashion, no visit would be complete without a late night trip to Texas Tavern for a cheesey western. Everyone was happy.

We did manage to take a few photos of the holidays and here are just a few:

Happy Holidays from The Allens

Chilling out in Baba's study, trying to stay occupied by the parentals eat Christmas dinner.

a quick photo before Christmas Eve Mass

Typical meal time watching Yo Gabba Gabba.
(If you think this is funny, you should have seen all six kids lined up at the beach this summer!)

Greg's Birthday Lunch at Bojangles

What better place to celebrate greg's 30th birthday than by having lunch Bojangles! The pickin's are slim at SML, but if you ask us, there is no better place to go than the beautiful dining room at probably one of the best (and cleanest) bojo's ever.

Full belly and relaxing with grandpa = happiness

chicken makes me crazy or is it sulley being her usual self?

Colton enjoyed mostly a lunch of seasoned fries and pink lemonade

not so flattering, but oh so fun!