Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, the New Year is here, the holidays have finally winded down. The decorations are down and put away. Just have to put the holiday dishes and cups away. What a big chore. Royce helped me a lot and all the outside is down as well. Finally! It takes a lot longer to put them up than it takes to bring them down.
We had a great holiday time. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the holidays. We had a cookie exchange, a brother/sister to do, and a fancy fru fru luncheon. The kids were over on the 24Th to open gifts and we had a lunch meat platter and finger foods. A good time was had by all. We really fooled little Gage, he didn't think he was getting anything. We had bought him a wagon and had it hidden in the shack. He kept watching as everyone had their gifts and then Royce said to him, looks like you didn't get anything, I think you'd better follow me. And when he saw that wagon, he was grinning from ear to ear. Bless his heart he had his cousins in there as quickly as he could get them in there and pulling them around! It was just awesome and we were really glad that we did that. He's such a sweet little boy and he just loves on his Papa all the time. Royce takes him on the trike and the golf cart and tries to spend as much time with him as he can. We love these grand babies to pieces!!!
Royce and I spent a quiet Christmas day together then on the 26Th we headed south to my Mom's. She was very glad to see us and we went and saw all the sights. We drove along the beach and saw the beautiful beach houses and that place is loaded with restaurants. We went to two really nice places, one called Ribs and Reds and the other called Lambert's. When you eat at Lambert's you get tons of food, and they come around with extras and put the food on the napkins or your plate whichever the food calls for. Fried okra goes on your napkin, cabbage, fried potatoes and onions goes on your plate. The best food you'll ever want to eat, but more than enough for 3 people. They feed you wayyyyy to much. When you catch the waiter's eye, he will also throw you hand tossed rolls. They were like heaven. Huge yeast rolls.
Reds and Ribs, is ribs of course, but the reds stood for huge red colored shrimp. I had the shrimp and I've never honestly never eaten anything so good in my life. They were like small lobsters. I was truly in heaven! We drove back on Thursday, vegetated all weekend and then Monday was back to work as usual.
We cleaned as we took stuff down and everything looks great, just empty and bare. Per the usual when the decor comes down.
Well, feel free to leave me a comment on your goals/resolutions for the coming new year. I'm joining Weight Watcher's my friend Sally and I are going to start in the middle of the month. Then, I want to work more in the shack and other than that I'm not sure what else. I'd like to be more charitable....and more giving.. That will come as the opportunity arises.
Well, be blessed everyone, hope you enjoyed the update.
I wish all my followers a healthy and happy new year!
Love to all,