Rested most of the morning and then cooked for our Mexican feast. Jenn, Larry and I made a few recipes such as Guacamole dip, quesadillas, Tacos, Fajitas... Kathy, Megan, Grandma Angie, Katie and the kids came for dinner. It was a delicious Mexican night!
Happy new year to everyone and I hope that it's a happy, healthy and peaceful one for all!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Before and after
Last day of the year... I spent the entire day painting my bedroom. Wasn't sure I'd love the new color as we decided to go with a very dark green. It turned out very rich looking. Makes my crown moldings pop more. I'm almost finished with the room except for a few areas that needed more spackling. I'm very happy with the new look.
We ended up staying in tonight ...content to relax and have a bite to eat and watch some TV. Good bye 2010!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Katie invited Jenn & I out to lunch at friday's today... First we went shopping at Barnes and Nobles and bought a few books then headed to Fridays. It was a nice lunch and good to get out after being in the house for the last few days.
Had the kids over for a sleepover tonight! Sophia woke up around 1:30A.M. crying for her mother. It took Larry & I awhile to calm her down and convince her to wait til morning to see Mommy.
Monday, December 27, 2010
The blizzard was still going on this morning and ended up dropping over a foot of snow on us. We all shoveled our house and Grandma's house and then spent the day home relaxing. Sophia spent some time with us this afternoon and helped Jenn make some chicken soup. she was happy playing with her "lots and lots of paper" that she got for christmas.
We needed another day like this to force us to stay in and relax some more. Nick came over this evening for awhile.
A great day to stay in and rest as we had a blizzard all day. I got to clean up after the Christmas day festivities at my liesure in between resting. Nico came over to spend the day with us and Sophia stayed home with her Mom and Dad content to play with her new toys.
Later Jenn and I relaxed and used our new ipads and jenn read with her "nook".
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Chris and Katie
Pop making pancakes
Pop making pancakes
"Ma" and her grandbabies
Nick getting the new turkey fryer ready
Jean and Angie
Mom and her children
It was a wonderful Christmas... starting with everyone opening gifts together, and having breakfast. Had a housefull, as usual later that afternoon and it was a beautiful holiday. Both Mom's enjoy each other's company and it's always a blessing having them there with us. The younger generation enjoyed the turkey fry, outdoor fireplace, music and dancing. Doug did a rap for Johnny Isgro and that was a big hit. Everyone there enjoyed the day. We had our traditional dishes...Turkey, spiral ham, roast beef, corn casserole, sweet potatoe pie, lasagna, salad, baked beans (Jeannie made them at Joan's) Desserts were plentiful with homemade cookies by lenore, rice pudding by Joan, dirt pudding by Barb and a cheese cake made by Johnny I.
Wonderful day spent with a wonderful family. Matt C came by later and so did Michele and her boyfriend and sister.
Jenn and I went for manicures and pedicures this morning. Mary came over to see the kids and give them each a gift...They loved their gifts! Sophia got a Barbie doll and Nico got Thomas the train. Mary stayed for coffee and a nice visit.
Went to mass at 4PM and it was sooooo crowded that we had to stand by the doorway in the hall to listen to mass.
Had fun at Tom & Kathy's Christmas Eve party tonight!