We had a delightful time rolling out the old and bringing in 2010. New Years Eve we had a small dinner party with my mom, my sister, BIL and our daughter and her little guy. Her husband works on New Year's Eve so she enjoys hanging out with the "old folks."
The next morning we headed off with my sister and BIL to visit my brother and SIL for the weekend. We have enjoyed celebrating together for a number of years and this time we were able to join them in their new home. We had a great time cooking a delicious chicken and shrimp paella dinner.
The whole gang cooking.
That can't be right!!!!
We also spent a lot of time over the weekend playing Wii together. There is nothing like a group of adults making total fools of themselves. If you haven't given it a try, you must find one. We enjoyed the sports, but I highly recommend the Wii Fitness and Wii Fitness Plus. My arms were so sore from flying like a bird as I attempted to land on a ship. My legs were also sore after pedaling my bike while I retreived flags. Whew! It is a really good workout. The graphics are so amazing and had all of us in stitches for hours as we watched each other attempt various tasks. Seriously, workout has never been so much fun.
I know so many folks are in such a deep freeze at the moment and it doesn't sound like there is relief any time soon. We, on the other hand, have been enjoying delightfully warm weather. I have taken the last few days to start pruning my roses. I always hate to cut them back when I have so many gorgeous roses still blooming, but they do need to be done at some point. It is a huge job as I have close to 100 roses in the yard. After two days of steady work I am over halfway done with them. The warm temperatures are forecast throughout the week so I hope to finish them soon.
Lots of sunshine here.
Warm temperatures too!
Still producing beautiful roses.
The mail was fun this week. I had a couple of nice wins that have arrived. The first was from Karen at Badlands Quilts. It was a lovely charm pack and she included a great fat quarter of black and white fabric as well.
I know a lot of us were playing the Jolly Holly Bingo Game over Christmas. Well.....I am the worst word picker known to man, but I was lucky enought to win one of the daily drawings. It was for a whole roll of quilt labels. I didn't even know something like this existed. I've always made my own, but I am set now for awhile.
Are we all excited about the new projects that we are going to get involved in this year? It is almost like we have a clean slate - like a new box of crayons. I don't even know where to begin. There are so many ideas floating in my head and I know eventually they will start working their way out.
I do hope that many of you will enjoy a warm up soon. If there was a way, I would share my heat with you, but in the meantime I will enjoy it for you.