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Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Hello! I know that if you are here you are probably shocked to see a new post. It seems that I took a bit of a blog break, but I promise it was totally unintentional! December means busy, busy, busy around here, but as the month wore down and Christmas came and went, we enjoyed some much needed down time. So, I've been up to absolutely nothing and loving it!

Christmas was fun and Santa was good (a little too good) to the kids this year. Hubs and I managed to buy all of Christmas within our budget, and with that we were very, very pleased. We also managed to do it without using a single credit card! Woo! Hoo! We entertained several times in our home and it was so nice to be able to cook for friends and family. We've had a bumper crop of pecans from our backyard tree this year, so I got to make 4 very tasty pecan pies! By the way, do you want some pecans? I will ship them to you. You pay shipping. Seriously. Someone say yes. We are drowning in pecans!

New Years Eve was low key but fun! We were invited to our neighbors house were they made fajitas! The kids played and the adults socialized while we waited for 2009! Of course yesterday we had our traditional New Years Day food. I cooked black-eyed peas (for luck), Greens (for money), and Ham (for health). The kids love this meal and Little Sister ate her weight in Greens! I suppose she will be the richest 5 year old on the block!

We've joined a new gym. I'm excited about this because this new gym has more to offer for our entire family, including childcare, which I have never had before! I took the kids there on New Years Eve and yesterday too. They had fun in childcare and I didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn to work out! Did I mention I love the child care? I also got to run a lot this week! It feels so good to get to run after eating so much during the holidays!

Since we've had some down time this week, I've finished 2 books. The first was Marley and Me. I really liked it and found myself laughing out loud at several parts. I hope to see the movie sometime next week. The second is.....Twilight! Oh my stars! How have I gone this long without reading this book? Everyone around me has read the book. My neighbor, the other moms at school, friends at church, the teenagers at church... everyone but me. Somehow I had convinced myself that I wouldn't like it. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. I had the whole book (all 498 pages) read in 2 days. I could not put it down! I can't wait to see the movie and read book 2.

So, that's life around her in a nut shell! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year! By the way, did you make any resolutions? I have, but that's another post for another day!

7 comments:

A.D. said...

Hi! Happy New Year's to you too! So glad your back to blogging. I missed reading your posts!
I just joined a new gym too. I'm restarting the C25K tomorrow morning...I'm excited, yet a little scared :).
I LOVED Marley and Me (which I laughed and cried through) and the Twilight series. The second book wasn't as good (in my opinion), but I loved the third and fourth. Hope you enjoy the rest of the books!

JulieMc said...

Oh, I'm so HAPPY you read Twilight!!! Knew you would love it!! The others are just as good!!!

CM said...

Maybe I will like the second book. I am going to buy it today! I was so addicted to that book!

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

Happy New Year to you too!! It sounds like your family had a great Christmas! I miss your blog!
Twilight was great...I am on the 3rd book!! Enjoy!

Renee said...

I loved Marley and Me--I read it this summer and want to see the movie too. I am sure you already have plans with someone to go see it, but if you don't give me a call and we can go! All the kids at school are reading the Twilight books, but I am not sure if I would like them. Have you seen that they are making a movie from the Confessions of a Shopaholic books?

Rachael said...

Well, welcome back to blogland, stranger!

I just saw Marley and Me at the theater today and I bawled my eyes out! Now I have to go read the book. It was extra hard for me to watch the movie because our Calvin (who we got as a puppy our first year of marriage) is failing in health and I just can't imagine that he won't be around someday.

We had black-eyed peas and greens on New Years Day too (no ham, alas). I make them every year, as my mom did when we were growing up (in Oklahoma) but I never knew the greens signified money. I just knew about the luck part. I guess the "real" Southern girl would know!

I read the whole Twilight series in about a two week span. I'd trade you a book for some pecans, but my sisters have them now.

AR said...

so glad to see you updated. missed reading your blog. glad you liked twilight. i'm finally on book 4! can't wait for you to see the movie. if it's still out, i would go with you to watch again. love ya chic!