Chapter 99 1/2- A Year in Review

Wow- that was quick! Christmas has come and gone. 

As our year has come to an end, we look back and see such a fun and exciting time for our family of four. Yes, it technically was the "2nd" year of BOO's, turkey, and presents, yet, this was a FULL second year of holidays and that's what made this year one of the most memorable years for Michael and I.
 This was a year of many fun, exciting, family firsts. 
Last year, the girls were too little for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. They-ate-slept-pooped and called it a day! 
(& we did a little less sleeping) 
Therefore, with the girls a tad bit older, each of the holidays that came were a blast.

 In March, we traveled to Baton Rouge for the annual St. Patty's Day family gathering. {decorated floats, green beer & crawfish were enjoyed by all} We had a blast and the girls looked TOO cute in their tutus. Cousin Raylyn arrived in May and the twins will LOVE having a cousin to one day play with.  Over the summer we stayed at a lake home with the Tennison's and traveled on a beach trip with the Kees Fam. We ate a little (or a lot), played in the sand, and spent time with family. Throughout the summer, we spent many weekends at the Fox family lake home.  In August, we headed to Austin to visit with the Butler family on the Tennison side. We swam and enjoyed cousin time. Then Fall hit! In October, we celebrated L&H's first birthday! Pancakes and PJ's was the theme. They were blessed with gifts from our close family and friends. We visited two pumpkin patches in October. Hadley and Layton dressed as Pumpkins for Halloween. Fitting! Michael, Lynley, the twins, and I "wagoned" our way to our neighbors home for chili and then back to pass out candy. Next followed was Thanksgiving. Our little turkeys had a great time being loved on from both sides of the family and we thanked God for our many blessings. Christmas came and now has gone. The girls enjoyed playing with tissue paper and opening presents from family members. {thank you!} Santa was good to us all! We went to church together as a family and then traveled from home to home visiting with family! 
Happy Birthday, Jesus!  

This year went by fast, but was an absolute blast! These were just a few of our main highlights from the past year. There were many fun family outings to be had throughout the year. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends. We are blessed to have pictures and videos that captured special moments throughout the year.

 Cheers to 2014! 
The Tennison Family
Michael, Ann Marie, Hadley and Layton 

(the pictures are in no certain order)

--Many blessings to you and yours--

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