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Xmas in Hastings 2017

Xmas in Hastings 2017

Spent the afternoon and evening with this great bunch!

The Shecklets went on a scavenger hunt for their Christmas presents this year.  Numbers 1, 2, & 3 found kayaks and #4 found a scooter!  Summer is going to be a lot of fun this year!

Cousins in the pool & pearls

Cousins in the pool & pearls

My aunt and uncle are in town to celebrate Thanksgiving with my cousin and his family. Part of their stay involves having the older two grandkids stay with them at a hotel so they can swim. My aunt invites us to bring the Shecklets down to meet their cousins and swim. The 6 kids had a great time spending close to 3 hours in the pool!

After having pizza for dinner, everyone sang HBD to me and we had cupcakes. Yum! Then my aunt gave me a small gift bag containing a Christmas pin of my Grandma Fran’s and the pearl ring she always wore. The pearls in the ring were given to my grandma by my Grandpa Bill – he got them in Japan during WWII. I am thrilled to have this piece of jewelry to remind me of my grandparents 💗

Last stable day for 2017

Last stable day for 2017

Three of the Shecklets spent the day win Nana out at Echo Hills with Rio and Kid. They had a picnic in the small, green pasture, rode horses, and then ended up back at Nana and Papa’s house for dinner. Shecklet #2 and I missed out on the fun due to not feeling 100%, so we laid low and enjoyed some movie time together. I finally got to see Rogue One 🙂

Orchard 2017

Orchard 2017

Grandpa Dave went with us to the orchard where Grandma Patti works in the fall. It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun, as usual!

After the orchard, we went back to Grandma and Grandpa’s house and the kids played outside and rode on the 4-wheeler.

4th bday party for #4

4th bday party for #4

We celebrated Shecklet #4 turning 4 with family and friends, cake and ice cream and temps in the 50s. Unheard of for MN in February. I thought the weather we had for Shecklet #2’s fourth birthday was amazing (when we celebrated outside) but today takes the cake – haha!

Just a few photos from the day.

Xmas Eve 2016

Xmas Eve 2016

Our Christmas Eve tradition of having my parents join us for mass and then soup supper continued another year. Shecklet #2 and I went to the church early enough to get enough pew space for us to sit in this year. (He selected our spot and sat on the end so he could see 🙂.)

After mass, we were able to get a few family photos, which are always so fun to look back on.


Tomorrow afternoon we will head to my parents’ house to celebrate with Tony and Kristin and their kids. It will be fun to have all of the Cimperman cousins together.