Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Funny New Year’s Resolution

This was the view from our balcony on New Year's Day.  As always, I'm the first one up on my birthday! :) For New Year's this year, we rented a house in Port Aransas with a big group of friends. We had a fun time with our great friends and enjoyed the fantastic weather!

Here are a few of my favorite memories:

  • Playing games around the big island in the kitchen

Fun and games...and beer.

  • Long walks and playing on the beach each day with Sadie and Brandy

Brandy & Sadie are great playmates!

  • Homemade chili (by Sarah & Rodney) and my homemade mac & cheese (YUM!)
  • Cornhole and flying kites on the beach

Sarah & Stephanie playing cornhole

  • Celebrating THREE birthdays: Michele's (Dec. 24), Jenny's (Jan. 1) and Carmen's (Jan. 5)
  • Decorating cupcakes…and then learning that I didn't buy frosting, but gel food coloring (Oops! :-)

At this point, Chris, Paula, G & Mariana are still laughing about the blue teeth.

  • And of course, our New Year's resolutions! While I don't remember swearing off Tracy Chapman in '08 (Carmen and Shannon swear I did!), no one could forget Chris' resolution: "Procreate in '08!" We all laughed, but THREE couples (and counting ;-) are now expecting! Congratulations to Amanda & Lance (baby boy due in December), Paula & Chris (TWINS due in early 2009) and we are expecting in March of 2009.

Somehow, we didn't get our entire group together for a photo. Pictured here (L-R): Shannon, Carmen, Chris, Amanda, Paula, Jer, Jenny, Stephanie & Michele.  Not pictured: Lance, Caden, Sarah, Rodney, G & Mariana.

What a fun memory….what I remember of it. :-)

1 comment:

stephanie said...

...and my favorite quote, "major point dumpage opportunity!"
Yeah for 3 couples that decided to Procreate in 08! I am happy for you!!!