Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve

Happy New Years Eve everyone!

May you appreciate, love and learn from the year we are leaving behind and be humble, hopeful and excited for the year to come.

I don't make resolutions, as I hate to disappoint myself, but I am hopeful that I may continue to learn and appreciate what lies in my road ahead.

Tonight we are hosting a New Years Party. We will play card games, board games, some Wii and then we might even dance.

I have some fun New Years hats, but can't seem to find them. I know we lost some in the snowball fight at last years New Years party, but thought I still had some?
And do you remember those noise makers you used to get, remember you twirled them? hhmm wonder if you can find those anymore?

The above photo is of the kids playing in the snow we got yesterday. It was wonderful snow. Great for rolling the biggest snowballs possible!

Well Happy New Years everyone, may you be safe and warm!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Giving it a go here

I am a terrible blogger.

And for the past few years I have been paying for a blog I hardly used.

Hmm, why?

So here I am, on a free site, where I won't feel guilty about not blogging.

Christmas was wonderful, lovely and tiring. I love Christmas, I love lights and decorations, I love Christmas crafts, and the look on people's face when they open special gifts and most of all I love spending great time with the family.

BUT I have to admit it is very very tiring too! For 4 days we cooked, cleaned, decorated, visited, drove, laughed, cried, cleaned some more, cooked some more and on it went!

My freezer is full of pea soup and turkey soup, great for those cold winter nights. Did you make soup stock? My mother in law helped me with my pea soup. I have made it once before, but was a long time ago and couldn't remember how. It turned out wonderful! But I am the only person in my house who enjoys it. So I froze it in small jam jars. Just enough soup for one! They have no idea what they are missing!

My fridge is still full of leftovers, trying to use them up. Tonight was shephards pie with all the vegetable and potato leftovers. Tomorrow is scalloped potatoes with baked chicken probably. The homemade perogies, they went in the freezer. My mom makes these every year and they are the favourite at the table. This year, she made tons and there were lots leftover that we had not even cooked. YUM!

During all the visiting we did seem to pick up a small virus. bleh! I was sick first, then hubby and then Danny. I am hoping it goes no further, but most likely Kolton and Jaxon will end up with it too.

Well off to read my book and tuck myself into bed.