christina + mike in hawaii

I remember the first time Christina brought Mike to celebrate Christmas with our family. Poor Mikey. Christmas at our house is pretty special. And when I say special, I mean c-c-crazy. We play obscene amounts of card games that I'm pretty sure we invented ourselves. We eat like nobody's business. We drink wine. Lots of wine. We laugh. We hot tub. We try to go for walks to work out the massive amounts of food and treats we eat. We take pictures. We play Wii. Joel tries to drive Christina crazy. It usually works. The list goes on and on.

And 5 years ago... cue 'the new guy'. Here is Michael. C's new leading man. Mike was definitely able to keep up with all the food intake, and he was a good encourager for the exercise. I think we scared him from ever enjoying another card game, but he was a good sport and tried his very best. His first Lazeski family celebration was, I'm sure, a little overwhelming, but after 5 years, Michael is definitely one of our crew.

We just came back from the most amazing family vacation. The whole Lazeski family headed to Kauai to enjoy some time together lazing on the beaches and playin' in the surf. With 9 of us in total,  I am happy to say that we all made it out alive with some pretty sweet tans and memories that will never be forgotten.

Michael, I can see how much you love my sister, and I am so happy for you two. I see it in C's eyes how happy you make her, and I cannot wait to officially call you my brother-in-law! xo