Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Christmas tree has been put away...

It took half the day yesterday just to remove the lights! I'll miss it though... I love the colorful lights and warm glow it gave the room.
Tonight is New Year's Eve! We went out for New Year's Eve once... Crazy. Yup, crazy. Now we stay home. ;)

Now it's all about great food, good movies and fun games.

We are having meatballs in a sweet sauce, cucumber toasties, steamed mussels in butter and garlic, potato skins loaded with bacon, cheese, scallions and sour cream and a delicious looking caramel turtle cheesecake for dessert. Not all at once mind you. These things need to be spaced out and revisited throughout the night.
We'll begin our meal watching one of the two Netflix movies we received in the mail. I think we'll start with "9". After that is over we'll play a little Wii bowling to work off some calories so we can hit the yummy food again. We'll finish evening with "A Perfect Getaway". While nibbling of course...
After that we shall sleep soundly in our food induced comas. Sounds like the perfect evening and great way to start the year to me!
Be safe everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Pajamas

I made all the little one's flannel pajamas for Christmas eve. Jacob's were made from some fabulous pirate fabric, Johnna's from sweet little blue birds and Scarlett's from cute little zoo animals.

I enjoyed making them so much that I think I'm going to add them to my Handmade by Celyn shop in 2010!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pattern Play

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Jumpstart on 2010

Happy belated holidays everyone!

We had a fantastic Christmas! :)

One of my New Year's resolutions will be to faithfully post to my blog at least once a day, even if it's only a photo or a few short words. I missed yesterday (Sunday). And the weekend was pretty lazy... so I'll just start with our dinner menu and what I'm thankful for.

This week's menu:
Monday - Chicken in garlic and olive oil with farfalle pasta and garlic bread.
Tuesday - Albondigas soup.
Wednesday - Leftover soup and sandwiches.
Thursday - New Year's Eve! Mussels in butter and garlic, Oysters Rockefellar, Cucumber toasties and Chocolate Trifle.
Friday - Creole black beans and sausage over white rice.
Saturday - Chicken and dumplings.
Today I am thankful for hot showers and warm clean socks. It's cold out there!