Friday, January 2, 2009

And So Begins Another Year


Yay! We survived the holidays at our house. The last 2 weeks have been so busy it finally caught up to me and I've been the "Nap Queen" the last 2 days. Luckily Bruce was home and entertained the girls while I slugged away sleeping, he is such a good man.

We had a nice quiet New Year's we dined on veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, pickles and olives with some meat. Yumm-O. Easy peasy and the girls loved it. We lit the basement up with candles, who needs a fireplace LOL (I would love one) and watched movies and drank wine. The kiddos even had a bottle of "wine" for themselves. Bliss I tell ya, we also munched on a taco dip I had made earlier.

New Year's Day we made scalloped potatoes and a ham. Yumm-O again LOL. I love scalloped potatoes loaded with onions, mmmmmm. Bruce does not so we made a plain boring one for him and the girls. We then watched the Fox and the Hound 2.

It seems that we've got another deep freeze going on, do I mind that I haven't been out of the house since Tuesday?? Not at all. Tomorrow morning the forecast is call for -41 with the windchill :-0 and then in the next breath it says +2 on Monday, which doesn't coincide with the weather station which says -7?? Weird. I'll take the +2 though. So tomorrow is turkey soup making day, ooooooh I can feel the warmth now.

So how was your New Year's?

10 comments:

Mrs. Spit said...

Oh, after wrangling the free range hot dogs, I came home and went to bed at 10:30. . . .

chelle said...

We were all sick :( Becs was so disappointed that we did not have a party!

So next weekend we are having some friends over!

Your holidays sounds so delightful!

Abbey said...

We went to a party and were out until after 2 am! Dragonfly was fine and just slept on my chest at the party. But when we got back to a friends (whose older child was babysitting their younger one and Love Bug) both 2-year-olds were still awake! It's taken a few days to get back on schedule. Despite this, we danced, partied, and had a wonderful time with our friends.

fidget said...

Now see, I have this fireplace that is 100%useless. We actually curse it's existence every time we move furniture. i wish I could send it to you as a new years gift

drowninginlaundry said...

Thanks for popping by my humble little blog! I love the name Jillian - it was on my list when I was having Audrey. So pretty.

As soon as I get my 2 year old to sleep I am going to have to catch up on your archives!

Where abouts in the city are you?

Clarkie300 said...

Sounds like a fab way to ring in the new year! MIL watched our little ones and we went out for dinner with friends. It was quiet but fun!

wendster said...

Gasp! That hoppy new year picture is TOO dang cute!
We spent our New Year's Eve eating snacks (root beer in bottles ... my sister gave us a cool Christmas package just for the event with wonderful snacks and drinks in it, along with a movie: Horton Hears a Who) ... pretty tame, but we had fun. Just the fam. Our oldest didn't join us ... she works at Olive Garden and works pretty much every holiday.
Thanks for the nice welcome back. It sure made me feel great to come back my very first day and see a comment from you the very same day! Thanks. You rock!

wendster said...

Mrs. Spit ... I am on fire with curiosity to know what free range hot dogs are ... lol! Such images are coming to my mind. :)

wendy said...

Added you to my list of "allowed" readers :) !!!

Looking forward to a new post from you and just "how are you in general" news.

Hope all is well with you. I miss you!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Jacquie! I'm glad you liked my post on Jeannie's Cakes! Sorry you won't be getting your fix this summer, though. There's nothing in Alberta that quite compares to a JC, unfortunately.