Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

We rang in the new year with fun family day. We went to lunch at our favorite mexican place, then took the kids to see a movie. We came home and had a junk food fest, because, you know, there's nothing like ending the year with a caloric bang! After rousing games of Apples to Apples and Yahtzee, we had a High School Musical 2 dance party, then sent the kids off to bed and tried to stay awake until midnight. All that dancing made us tired, but it was SO much fun!

We're having a lazy day today. John goes back to work tomorrow (he's been off for 10 days!) but the kids are home with me for the rest of the week. I'm going to enjoy today because my house is clean, my husband and children are at home with me, the Razorbacks are on tv, and my refrigerator is full. It's the little things that make me happy! Life is good, and today I feel deeply content.

Happy New Year, friends!


Julie said...

Happy New Year, Mer!
Love, Jewelz

Kecia said...

Happy New Year to you! (IN JAIL) Sorry, that's one of my favorite "It's a Wonderful Life" quotes.
And wasn't the Ark. game a bummer? I think we need a new coach. (ha)
I loved your pics & remembrances of 2008--aren't you blessed! Aren't we all.
Enjoy your junk food & lazy day!

Stephanie Kay said...

We managed to stay up and see the New Year in also. Probably because it occurred between doses of painkiller and cough medicine. We laugh and say we're "old married people now." = )

Gretchen said...

Hope you enjoy getting back into the swing of 'normal' life. My kids go back to school tomorrow. Well, my dd does; ds has school here with me.

I finished Water for Elephants last fall. Wonderful book, IMO.

Jessica said...

Your post was so sweet! Being home with family is the best! Being content is hard to come by in this ol' world anymore! So encouraging to hear you say it! Happy New Years!

Mimi said...

I love all of your nature photos on your blog.

Happy New year.

United Studies said...

I agree....celebrating with your family is the best way to ring in the new year.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting!

Oh yes, and I am very jealous of your whale sighting....

Joanne : The Simple Wife said...

We had our own little HSM2 dance party/sing a long/movie thing last night. Thought of you!

Don't you just love it?