Saturday, January 1, 2011



Wow, what a year 2010 has been!  We wrapped up the year quite nicely with our kids who I have to keep reminding myself are not so little anymore.  We watched movies, made lots of delicious food, and played lots of Nintendo Wii together.   I have had the Wii since October and nobody else seemed all that interested in it but me until now.  With everybody home at the same time we have had lots of fun with it.  The 11th grade son had his Wisdom Teeth out a few days before Christmas and has  had a rough week healing but is now finally feeling better and looks so much better.   His sister created a Mii which is a Wii character for playing the games and gave him a big round face and named him “Chip” for Chipmunk.  Sounds like a mean thing to do but he laughed and we all got a kick out of it. 

The 2nd year college student daughter had a ball at the Debutante Ball she attended a few nights ago.   I have yet to see any photos from that night but she said it was a very fun evening.  She said it was kind of like going to a Wedding and The Prom at the same time. I’ll bet there will be photos in the Sunday newspaper tomorrow.  She left yesterday to ring in the New Year with her friends in Chapel Hill.

We haven’t quite yet adopted the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas and collard greens to bring good luck in the new year although I am a fan of both.  How about you?  Do you have any traditions that you follow for ringing in the New Year?  Actually, we have no tradition in this area at all.  Today we will celebrate by going out to breakfast and I am planning to make a pot of French Onion Soup and watch some football.  That’s it.  Calm and relaxing.  Just the way we like it! 

I am looking forward to a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year and I wish the very same for you!

Happy New Year!


Jane said...

I like how you are planning on spending your day, sounds very relaxing and a perfect way to start the year.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family all the best in 2011:@)

Jen S. said...

Hi Lisa--
We don't have any New Years traditions. But I too am hoping to just have a nice, relaxing day.
It's pretty chilly here in Vegas, so I want to just stay in and be cozy!
Happy New Year to you!

Paula said...

Happy New Year Lisa! Sounds like you had the perfect ending to 2010:)
Wishing you lot's of joy for 2011!

Jo said...

Sounds like the perfect way to ring in the new year. Glad to hear your son is doing better.

We are going to a turkey fry this afternoon. This is a yearly tradition that some of our friends host for friends and family. There will be lots of food and football ~ a man's dream come true.

Wishing you a year filled with love and laughter ~

Paris Pastry said...

Sounds like the best ending to 2010! Happy New Year Lisa!

Melanie said...

I am from the south and we don't eat all that on New Years. Now my mother eats all of that:) I do love the blackeyed peas though.

foxy said...

Happy new year to you! All the best for the next year... :)