"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy New Year, Everyone! We had a wonderful family night last night.

First, we went out to our newly-opened Olive Garden....Although we went at 4:15, we still had an hour wait! I waited in the car with the littles watching "Signing Time" until our table was ready.

The meal was so good....Elizabeth had a dream meal of smoothies and melted cheese & bread....
We haven't been out to eat as a family for so long and the kids were so well-behaved. What a treat to have a sit-down dinner, be served, AND not have to clean up.

After the dinner, we returned to the house for our annual festivities. Elizabeth went to a movie with two friends who are home from college and Sam went to the Youth for Christ party. So, we had our countdown at 7:30!

My sister got us started on a tradition that is too much fun. Right at the end of the countdown, we wear hats, use blowers, and jump on jumbo-sized bubble wrap laid out on the floor. It was a bit much for Nole', so he made a fast retreat to the livingroom until everything settled down.

We wish you all a "Happy New Year" filled with love, good health, and faith!

Blessings from the Burckhard Family!


  1. We jumped on our bubble wrap too! But the girls insisted on staying up until midnight.
    Happy New Year to as well! :-)

  2. Happy New Year!


  3. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! (((HUGS))) We have not been out to eat, our little pumpkins stress out too much. But soon!

  4. Bubble wrap! What a cool idea! Totally gonna do that next year :)

    Hope you have a WONDERFUL 2012!