Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sunday and Snow ...

I'm sitting here sunday night, watching the snow fall, yes more snow!!! and wishing I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow .. my holiday break was great and went all too fast. We had a great time New Years Eve with our friends and family .. yes we rocked out playing Rock Band .. omg it was such fun! I suck at it bad, well I do ok singing .. but me and the drums really didn't work out well at all! While not everyone wanted to make fools of themselves, some opted to play Phase 10. Lisa, Monica and I went back and forth between Phase 10 and Rock Band. I think everyone had a great time .. the margaritas were very very tasty. Here's a few pictures ..


Happy New Year from me and Lisa ...

The Phase 10 table ...

Chris, Robert and Jay rocking out ...

Midnight ... outside in the cold listening to all the sounds of a new year :)

enjoying the hot tub after midnight ... cold but wonderful!

On the stitching front, I finished Lizzie*Kate's Christmas is Special on New Year's Day. This was a fun stitch ...
Today I've been stitching on CCN's Joyful Summer. I have 3 or 4 other WIPs that I would like to finish up soon. Other than a couple of SAL's I will be participating in, I really want to work on stitching stash I already own. Other than fabric and floss, I really don't need any new charts. Yea I know, what does need have anything to do with it! lol .. but with the economy like it is, and with all the remodeling we've been doing .. I really think concentrating on what I already have is best ... wonder if it'll work! lol
We did see a couple of really good movies over the weekend. I would highly recommend both of them ... first was Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood. Amazingly good movie. It really wasn't top on my list of movies I wanted to see, but I was really glad DH picked it. The other movie was Yes Man with Jim Carrey. Another surprise movie ... much better than I expected. Jim usually is a little over the top for me, but this movie had just the right amount of Carrey craziness. He really is very funny. Oh and did I tell you we saw Marley and Me Christmas Day? Very good fun family movie until the last 30 minutes ... I don't want to give away the ending, but if you are any kind of animal lover, take a ton of kleenex with you! I had the ugly sobs by the end of the movie, but I did enjoy it.
Thank you very much for the comments on my last post. I enjoy hearing from everyone. The new winter picture on my blog was taken by Monica when she went home to Spokane for Christmas. She took it from her parents house .. incredible view! and lots of snow! as of today, Spokane has had 61 inches of snow and are expecting 6-8 inches more over night. That's the most snow for them in recordable history. The snow around here was actually starting to melt, except for the piles that the snowplows leave. It started snowing again tonight ... we have about 3 inches. It's suppose to turn to rain later tonight ... here's our Christmas tree in the snow. This year after we undecorated the tree, we moved it outside so the birds could enjoy it. I strung some cranberries, hollowed out grapefruit and oranges and filled them with bird seed. During the days, the lights are off, but I love looking at it all lite up outside at night.

Hope everyone had a great weekend ...


I'm grateful for a new year ...

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a fun new years eve! I only like singing when i play rock band!
Love your LK finish. Good luck with your 09 stitching plans. I also plan to stitch from my stash this year, maternity pay isnt great LOL
I hope it isnt too painful going back to work today!

Brigitte said...

I have been visiting and enjoying your blog for quite a while but never commented as far as I remember.

I wish you good luck with your stitching plans this year. And congratulations on your first finish on New Year's Day!

Vonna said...

Now if I were having (or going) to a New Years Eve Party - I'd want it to be just like yours. Rock Band, Hot Tub, Margaritas and NYE Hats.....and it makes my NYE even more sad when you know that I fell asleep at 8:30 p.m. NOW THAT is sad....but looks like you and yours had enough fun for me too!

Kathy A. said...

Now that looks like a fun new years eve.
Lovely LK finish on New Years Day.
I keep trying to stitch from my stash and then something else catches my eye.

Sally said...

Looks like your New Year's Eve was great fun Michele!

Your L*K finish is lovely. Looking forward to seeing what else you're going to stitch this year:)

Please send some of your snow here. It's very cold here right now nut no snow in my part of England:(

Rachel said...

What a fun New Years! Congrats on your L*K finish. I love your idea of fixing up the Christmas tree for the birds. Must be a sight to see during the day.

Cindy F. said...

Michele, great post! Congrats on your L*K finish! Such a pretty piece!
Phase 10,,,that is a family favorite of ours too...especially my mom!
So glad you guys had a great New Years..looks like a blast!
I love what you did for the birdies...great idea:)

CraftyT said...

looks like ya'll had a great time. Hot tubs are always better used on Cold winter nights.

Natasha

mainely stitching said...

What a fun post!!

I think a lot of us will be trying to stitch from our stash - you'll have lots of company! :D

Julie said...

You all look like you're having such a wonderful time. Looks sooo much fun! Happy 2009 to you! I love your Lizzie Kate!

Marie-P said...

Love all of the party pics! My son is so hooked on Guitar Hero, it is fun watching them sing and play the instruments. :)
Love the winter picture and the tree outside; what a wonderful idea.
Maybe I should not see Marley and Me. :)

DaisyGirl said...

I love the tree lite up at night! How perfect for the birds! When we had a live tree we did that so the little birds could have a snack or two!
I suck at rock Band myself!
Donna

Beth said...

You seemed to have had a fun new year. We like phase 10 too! We were having bowling and tennis tournaments on the Wii and also doing the Wii Play games.

I really love what you did with your tree - that is really cool. especially with the bad weather you are having.

I am going to do Chistmas is Forever this year - got the stuff -now just need the time.

karen said...

love the finish girl! Guess what my first finish of 2009 was??? the same one! LOL I made myself finish it before starting yet another new project. LOL I am going to try to stitch from my stash too except for the "auto's" i am on, of course. I will save my money for April ;)

Wendy said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful New Year's Eve - and celebrating in your hot tub with a snowy background sounds about perfect! Whew - what a lot of snow you have - more than we do, well so far anyways!

Happy New Year, Michele!

Nancy said...

Happy New Year Michele! I want your snow!

Shelleen said...

looks like you had a great time. I have Guitar Hero and am pretty good on the easy mode. it is a blast to play.
I also need to stitch from my stash but I really WANT the Halloween LK Flip Its this year.