Friday, January 1, 2010

And Happy New Year to You, Too!

Last night we let the kids stay up to watch the ball drop. The kids donned their glasses and their pajamas and got ready to party. We played some fortune-telling games and Apples to Apples Kids. We tuned in to Dick Clark. Bobby fell asleep on the couch some time after ten, but the girls made it all the way to midnight.
In the morning (or late morning--we all tried to sleep in), I made buttermilk biscuits (and bacon and eggs, but the kids were most excited about the biscuits). We went bowling and grocery shopping--loads of fun! Now the kids are ready for naps.

The mailman brought me some goodies to read over the weekend. This will give me something to do while the bowl games run non-stop.

And it's a new naturally I think about resolutions. I don't really have any beyond the usual--try to be more patient, try to eat better, try to improve at meal planning. One special project I'm going to try this year is a 365 picture project. I feel pretty confident that I can take a picture a day--it's the uploading to flickr on a daily basis that I'm more likely to fall short on. Since this is my challenge, I'm making the rules! I'll take a picture daily, but if I'm only able to upload to flickr a couple of times a week, that's okay. The whole point of the exercise will still be satisfied. And maybe my photography skills will improve!
The kids go back to school on Monday, and I want to enjoy these remaining days together. I'm sure I'll be back here after my post-holiday cleaning frenzy early next week.


larissa said...

Happy New Year to you too! your biscuits look so yummy and flaky - great way to kick off the new year! I really enjoyed the holiday photos of your family - looks like you had a great time.

stitching under oaks said...

yeah! so glad you'll be doing 365...I only upload a couple of days a week! It'll be fun to see what you've got going on during the year! Happy New Year!

Meredith said...

I can't wait to see your pics!! YOur new year's eve sounds like the one I wanted to have, but I was so tired I just didn't have the heart to break out the board games. Happy 2010!!

(Those magazines are my very favorites too!!)

Kristyn Knits said...

I'm with you! I take a picture a day, but if I don't upload on the same day it's fine with me. The memory making during the day is more important! Can't wait to see your life in pictures this year!

Philigry said...

i love the glasses! perfect!