In Part 1 of my Holiday PicTORIal, I shared my family’s Christmas pictures. We stayed in the mountains for New Year’s too – here are pics from the days after Christmas and our NYE celebration!

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Cleanup aisle…Oh it’s our living room day after Christmas!

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Liam feeding the ducks in the lake.

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Stella feeding the ducks.

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Guncle Billy and Simone

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Liam taking care of baby sis Hattie.

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Loving this pic of Hattie and her Uncle Billy…and she’s wearing her Missoni Madness Target creeper!

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Stella met an older man named Dean who she was crushing on. Even said all
flustered, “Mom I need lipgloss.”

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My demon eyed kids posing in front of the enormous and gorgeous tree at
the local resort.

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Scouty and I

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Hattie only has eyes for Daddy in this pic. I love it!

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Obsessed with these booties I found for Hattie online.

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Stella still thinks Daddy’s jokes are funny…

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Hattie sleeping like a baby.

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Antique shopping in this small town.

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Dean got SO excited when we found this antique. It even came with a recipe!

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No explanation needed…

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Uncle Mehran joined us for New Year’s Eve with lots of goodies for the
kids.

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Scout and I made the appetizers. Here is a warm goat cheese, dates, bacon, and
balsamic dip we came up with!

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Bacon, dried cherry, and Bleu cheese wontons.

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Mini chicken pot pie poppers

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Stella’s infamous NYE photo… Work it!

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Mama and Stella ready to ring in the New Year… Dinner ready yet Dad?

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The finished wontons.

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Patsy tying one on!

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Our NYE place setting. When out of town,
you make do with what you can find. Apparently scratchers were the theme of
this trip.

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Mehi and my stepson Jack doing their scratchers! FYI… No
big winners but we had fun.

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Dean’s cooking up a storm.

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He’s preparing the surf part of our surf and turf
dinner.

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These lobster tails that Patsy’s friend shipped to us were
amazing!

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Happy 2012!

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Mehi ringing in the New Year!

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Liam getting in on the New Year’s action.

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Giving my hubby his first kiss of 2012!

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Fast asleep.

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Uncle Mehran makes a good pillow.

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Ok, enough with cleaning up. Let’s go to bed!

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Our wild NYE aftermath. We were all asleep by 12:30AM.

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Hattie watches Uncle Mehran have a New Year’s Day bloody Mary.

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Stella tests out her Rite Aid long pink clip-in extensions and Crayola paint-on hair pink crayons.

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May the force be with you! Told him he looks like a young Luke Skywalker.

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Is that Salt ‘N Peppa or Billy and Stella?

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In my Forever Lazy! One of my Christmas gifts from The Guncles. It’s truly for
the lazy…even has a back flap.

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Holiday photo of bro and sis’ and cousin!

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Last day feeding the ducks!

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My Team Yo Gabba Gabba!

After this picture, we packed up and headed home! So many amazing memories and traditions that we’ve created. See ya next year mountains! Just one request…some snow?

How did you spend New Year’s Eve? Upload pictures to your profile and share the link to the album in the comments below! And be sure to check back here tomorrow for a holiday video from Hattie!

Related Stories:

Holiday PicTORIal – Part 1
Holiday PicTORIal: Cutting Down Our Own Christmas Tree
Holiday Style: Sparkle
Weekend PicTORIal: FamilyMoon

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