Friday, January 1, 2010

let it be a happy new year.

We had a very low key New Years. After all being sick this week and still fighting off congestion & junk we spent last night at home alone with no plans other than to relax, take care of sick babies and hopefully make it to midnight! We put them to sleep and I made a yummy little spread for the two of us. I broke open my new Julia Child's cookbook and whipped up (quite literally) a lemon butter sauce for some shrimp which turned out pretty yummy. I made some artichoke dip, mini crabcakes, and we had a little brie as well. Not too shabby I guess.

We then made a pallet in the living room floor, shared some Ben & Jerry's and watched Rockin' Eve on tv... then we fell asleep! I woke up at exactly 11:58 and promptly woke Daniel up to watch the ball drop & the decade end together! So that's our exciting end to the 2009.
Today we slept in a little and I was greeted with breakfast in bed! We relaxed, rested and then went to do a little after Christmas shopping/exchanging. Little did we know everything closed at 6, so after eating a leisurely dinner at CPK we only had time to go to a couple stores! oops, oh well. Paisley didn't seemed to mind. She has been such a sweet little trooper through these holidays and this was her tonight having a little tummy time when we got home:

So here's to the new year and the new decade! Can't believe it's already 2010! Not going to make any of the normal resolutions... we all know what we need to do, right? Instead I'll go with this, I stole it off of another blog I read:
Ann Landers put it nicely…
Let this coming New Year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don’t think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You’ll look ten years younger. Don’t be afraid to say, ‘I love you’. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.


Erin said...

Okay, that's pretty amazing girl! I was pathetic and went to bed at 9:00 on New Year's Eve! Your family is beautiful by the way - and I absolutely love keeping in touch with you through your blog.

Kathy of the HavinsNest said...

Which cookbook did you use? I am looking to buy a new Julia cookbook.

-Beth- said...

Kathy - The Art of French Cooking. Just the classic Julia.

Kathy of the HavinsNest said...

Thanks - I have Vol I. Think I'll get Volume II.

I have long been a Julia fan and it's fun to see a new generation discover her.