Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011

I'll admit, the clock hasn't even struck midnight yet, and already I'm obsessing over all the things I need to get done in January.  Geesh.  I think they make a pill for that.

I'm not a resolution maker, so I have no big self-help goals to share with the world.  Not that I couldn't use a few.  I will do my annual purge and reorganize ritual that I do every year once the Christmas decorations are put away (one of those items on the January to-do list). 

Our big "plans" for the evening are to sit on the couch in our sweats and try to stay awake long enough to watch the ball drop.  I did pick up a bottle of champagne, just in case we make it that long. 

The Dad actually proposed right at midnight on New Year's Eve, so it's kinda hard to top that year.  I'm more than happy snuggled in for the evening.  Y'all headed out on the town will be diggin' glitter out of crevices you didn't even know you had for at least a month.  The Kid's teacher said to me one day, Glitter is the gonorrhea of the craft world.  Hilarious.

Okay, I'll stop my rambling and end this post with some food pictures.  Ya know, 'cause I kinda like food.  And tonight's dinner just so happened to be one of my favorite foods.  Liquid cheese.

Remember that box full of cheese I got for my birthday?  
This was in it:

Are you kidding me?  It's like emergency fondue!  
Pop the top, nuke it and dive in.

I'm pretty sure I would eat this every night if I was single.
Give me a hot tub of cheese and a loaf of bread and I'm golden.
 However, there are other people who live here, so I added a few more items to the dinner table.


Let's see that first one, one more time, shall we?

Goodness gracious.

Happy New Year!!!
Thanks for comin' around everyday and listenin' to this crazy broad ramble.
Here's to January 1st, 2012.
A clean slate.

Christmas 2011

I know I skipped my regular Fun Food Friday post this week, but I wanted to get some pictures of our Christmas on here before we enter into 2012.  And there were A LOT of pictures to go through.  You've been warned.

Christmas Eve, we always eat dinner at my mom's.  It alternates between chili and spaghetti.  This year was spaghetti.  After dinner, we watched Ice Age 3 and then took the kiddos home and tucked them into bed so Santa could come fill our stockings and leave a present or two.

See that pile of loot spilling into the room?  They all had MY name on them!  Santa unloaded those from his car, er, I mean sled, when I was in the other room. :o)

The Dad's sister sent the cow for Baby.  He's so cute.

 The kids woke us up at O'dark thirty Christmas morning.  I managed to fend them off until about 6:00.

After opening presents at home, we loaded up into the car to head back over to my mom's to see what Santa left there.  Once my sister's family arrived, Santa stopped in on his way back to the North Pole.

My niece slept through Santa this year.  :(

Then it was time for brunch.  Mmmmm, food.  

We had ham, harvest potatoes, scrambled eggs, homemade applesauce and yummy cinnamon bread.

Here's brunch on my plate - well, the first round anyway.

After everyone I ate myself sick, we opened presents.  The kids went first so they could play with their new things while the adults opened.

And off to 2012 we go.....

Sidenote:  Is anyone else having issues with loading pictures in blogger?  If I have to do ONE MORE POST uploading ONE picture at a time, my computer will be filing an assault charge.
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