Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

We haven't had time to update the blog in the last few weeks so here's what's been happening with the Early family!
Scott, Trish, Jayden and Dylan came to visit in November. We had a really nice 'parent's night out' at Berns steakhouse and spent the next couple of days enjoying the new fire pit at the house. Other than Mike getting busted for buying me a fake Coach purse (I was so oblivious I actually sent it back to the manufacturer when it fell apart) we had a fantastic time. It was great to catch up and can't wait to get together again in NJ in the summer!

Maddy graduated to a purple belt in karate. She's been working so hard for this belt with her combinations and sparring. Great job Maddy! I was really proud of my tree this year. I decorated with musical instruments and the house looks great for the big day. Before setting off to NY, Jen, Rich and Mya came over to exchange gifts. The kids had a blast with Mya's new princess piano and Maddy's new 'furreal friend' cat.
The day before Christmas we went over to Matt and Liz's for an early Christmas dinner. Eileen and Nana were there and we all overate and snuggled on the couch watching Christmas TV. It was perfect!

Today (Christmas Eve) we went over to Orlando to see the ICE exhibition at Gaylord Palms. It was freezing inside (9 degrees) and we had some fake snow which made a nice change from the seventies and eighties that we have been having in Florida all month! Maddy had a tough time getting to sleep tonight after tracking Santa on the NORAD website ( and hearing sleigh's 11 o'clock now, the milk and chocolates are out....can't wait for the morning!!
Merry Christmas everyone!