Our First New Year 2011

as husband and wife that is….

We did not plan to go anywhere. I like to stay in on New Year’s Eve so I won’t have to worry about getting killed by a drunk driver just to be safe. But my maid of honor and life time friend invited me to her best friend’s house for a New Year’s Eve Party. It’s great because we had the girls and her daughter Nicole could play with them and not be bored by all the adult stuff.

For us, the adult stuff was great! Did I mention her best friend is a wedding/event planner? That means everything was fantastic! The deer meat smoked sausage, homemade peanut clusters, chips and salsa, and much, much more. Then we played a tournament of games…pool, and crazy bridge. The winner with the most points won a prize! I didn’t win that. The loser with the least amount of points won a prize. I won that one. 🙂 Loaded dice that only roll a seven, or eleven. Perfect!

It was really nice ringing in the New Year as a family and with family friends. I, also, can’t believe both little girls made it to midnight and beyond. Wow!

The cupcakes Bridget and April made.
Nicole playing guitar.
Directions come in handy.
Especially when a blender won't work.
Jason and I will have our first anniversary in 2011.
The hosts.
Friends for life, Kristi and Kyle. I've known them both since 8th grade.
They thought they were big stuff with fancy glasses full of sparkling cider.
We stopped our crazy bridge tournament to toast 2011.
The girls were fascinated by the bubbles.

Welcome 2011! We are glad you are here. I have big plans for you.

My first photograph in 2011. The girls refill of sparkling cider. Ha!

Remember 1977?

Ha! I didn’t either until this email from my Dad.

Email: Do you remember exactly where you were on the night of Aug. 5th 1977? Long ago and far away? Dad

My response: Dad, is that when we went to DC and the Beach boardwalk? 🙂

Email reply back: Yes! We were in a small town in New Jersey getting ready to go to Atlantic City the next day!

Ahhh! This is good stuff. No I don’t remember the “date” exactly. I was 5 years old, but by golly, I remember the plane ride. I remember the boards on the boardwalk that sunny day we went to the beach.

This email came at the perfect time for me.

*God’s timing, it’s always his time.*

Just last night I was in a “discussion” about what children remember and don’t remember at what age. Like for instance, their first movie, I absolutely don’t remember my first movie. I vaguely remember a Disney flick at the Gemini Theater in town. It had Jimmy Cricket in it, which per Google (my child is 15 for gosh sakes YES I had to google it) is Pinocchio. Perhaps that was my first movie, but I don’t know for sure. My mother had four children. I probably went to the movies a lot just so she could have some peace and quiet time (chugging a bottle of scotch). The movie I remember without a doubt was E. T. The theater was packed. I even remember the seat I sat in. But I was 10 when that came out so it would make more sense to remember it so clearly, not to mention how wildly popular it was.
Continue reading “Remember 1977?”