Friday, January 2, 2009

2009! WE MADE IT!

Talk about a whirlwind tour. The holidays were non-stop. We started in NY. First we dined on some great eats prepared by Grandma Clara for Yerania's BIG B-day bash. Then, the next day, Christmas Eve, we ran it back. Same place. Same crew (pretty much). We eat more great food and opened a bunch of presents. After we cleaned up the mess from back to back parties in the Stuy, we packed up and headed to CT to Uncle Mike and Aunt Diane's. We ate and ate and ate. Watched the Laker's get real LUCKY (no worries, remember Game 6 last year). Shout outs to Courtney, Neal, Fiona, and Brendan as well as Aunt Diane for cooking an amazing meal and Mike for hosting (I bet you still got left overs! ha). Then we headed across the river to RI. We spent the night at Babi's.  But Babi wasn't even there. She had to be rushed to the ER late Christmas night. I think she might have been trying to avoid all her house guests. Don't worry Babi, we didn't trash the place. The next day, we drove farther north to NH, where we bearly had time to unpack the cars (we were rolling 3 cars deep) before we headed to Jane and Kordy's house for an important dinner partay. We did it big at J and K's. The next day was the Ritter's famous Christmas party. We crushed it on Brackett Rd (but there was no appearance by my buddy Officer Walsh). LEMONCELLO! Thanks to everyone who came thru. We had a few days in NH kinda of relax. Then we back to Brooklyn. But first we stopped  in RI to see Babi again. And it didn't stop there. We hosted a New Year's Eve party. So after all that cooking, cleaning, driving, wrapping, unwrapping, eating, dancing, game playing, packing, and unpacking, we made through alive, and I think Nohli had a pretty great first Christmas. We still got the tree up, but it's losing it's hair quick. We are all very excited about 2009. Nohli continues to amaze us. Watching her developing so quickly into this little person is incredible.

Gifts under the tree at Decatur St

Nohli's first gift of her first Christmas (the first of many, many gifts)

Papa's first gift of Christmas

Moms digging into her stocking

More fam. More gifts

GrandMama gets a beautiful signed Nohli Rio head shot

Live from the Von Ritter Christmas Party 08

Noelya and Nohli all strapped in

Some of Papa's oldest friends.
Carey- Good looks on driving 3 hours
Triple B The GodFather- Hope you liked your Christmas present I gave you at Spinaker PT

Nohli passed out in Jane's arms.
Jane and Kordy know how to throw a partay!
Thanks for the MaMoo!

About to open presents for like the third time. 
Noelya played Santa (kind of)

Nohli opening gifts in at her grandparents house.
Nohli like half chef, half Ruski. So Cute!

Nohli meets her other grandpa, Antonio who made the trip up from Monti Cristi, DR
Wish we could go back with him, but we gotta wait til Feb

We made a stop at Babi's on the way back to NY.
Nohli was very happy that Babi was feeling better.
We had a great time hangin out with her
There's even a rumor that Babi is moving to Brooklyn! Ha
See you soon

Clariza taking the EASY way up on Babi's "space ship"

A New Year's Kiss from Mom

Jen Jen came down for the NYE party
Glad she made the trip!

Noelya and Jen Jen shinning before the party started

Bringing the New Year in by sipping on some champagne 

We taking it easy this weekend!

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