Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy New Year

We have been having a grand time celebrating the new year for the last few days. Our friends from Midland have been in town to celebrate their anniversary and to just chill out and we've gotten to spend some great time with them.

New Year's Eve was spent at a local seafood restaurant...such a great concession for hubby who REALLY doesn't like fish of any kind. We split a surf and turf platter and it was yummy. By the time we'd had all of the appetizers, we were fine. We left our friends who were staying in downtown cowtown to go to another friends' home to witness him and his bagpipe band "pipe in the new year"--it was awesome. They played Amazing Grace as the new year began. I hope that the choice of tunes was prophetic. It was really neat to see how people came over to his carport to enjoy the pipes.

New Year's Day we got all gussied up and went to brunch downtown in Ft.Worth. Brunch lasted about 3 hours! We talked and laughed and ate and ate....way fun.

Our friends came to stay with us for a couple of days the next day. We played Wii until I gave up about 1:00 am--I think they continued for at least another hour or two.

Janie and I went to Hillsboro to meet another of my friends from Mexia on Thursday. We shopped until I dropped then headed home to meet the guys for a movie and dinner. Great movie, "Charlie Wilson's War" and super hamburger at Dutch's.

Janie and Steve got all packed up to leave on Friday morning, then we went out to breakfast and more shopping...(I'm done for the year, think). When we finished we decided we needed another movie and dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Talked J&S into staying, saw "The Great Debaters", another superb movie, and ate fajitas at Marianos in Arlington...wonderful!

When we got home our oldest son and his family were here for the weekend. We played a quick round of bed changing and blowing up air mattresses so everyone had a place to sleep!

The newest grandboy is way too cute. He is such a little butterball. It's hard to believe that he was such a sick little guy just 3 weeks ago.

Here's wishing all of you a happy new year.

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