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Friday, January 1, 2010

Yeah... and Happy New ...what a night!

The 'kids" came to our house with their kiddlings, after an afternoon of bowling and pizza.
I was able to sneak a visit to Mom's earlier as well, boy has she improved! She is off the heavy duty drugs, and says she will work hard with her PT to get better fast!

At home, the other half had a large burn pile he was saving for a bonfire, so this was the night...
And fireworks as well, which Cory (our son in law) brought.

The horses were bothered, at least Betsy and Buddy were. Zoe is deaf, so she doesn't understand why Betsy gets herself in a tizzy. All the neighbors were setting bombs off, or at least it sounded like it, there were some pretty big bangs going on! I had to go to the barn to assure Betsy her world had not come to an end.

The kids played games, we talked, laughed and ate popcorn and cheesecake.

We also put on Harry and the Henderson's. My 5 year old granddaughter Avery thought for sure there were monsters in the movie, despite our encouragement on how Harry is not a monster! She loved Harry in the end with all of us. I was delighted the kids had not seen it before, so it was new to all of them.

Get this, I sat on hold earlier in the day with Linksys for 3 hours...( I am not kidding.. 3 hours!) waiting for technical help to get my new wireless router working with my Mac. I had it on speakerphone, while I searched for assistance online on our wired computer. I took a shower, dried my hair, got ready to go bowling with the family..all on hold. I finally hung up!

When the kids came in the evening, my daughter Brea did her magic, and got my new wireless router working on my Mac.

Thumbs up for Brea, thumbs down for Linksys.

I took this shot of the moon, and had to tweak it a bit.. but, it really did not look like a blue moon to me...the tweaking added a nice blue blaze though!

Taken shortly after midnight on 1-1-2010.. from our house to yours...on a wet 1st day of first shots for the year!

I hope this really is a great year for all.


  1. Sounds like you all had a blast! I worked until 10:00. We were in bed by 11. Quiet night around here! Getting old I guess. Happy New year!

  2. sounds like an awesome new year for you.. hope it keeps being pretty good!!!!

  3. wow, you were busy! i must admit i don't care for all of the fireworks due to the horse's reactions. glad your mom is better, or at least one step better. sorry about linkys...isn't that maddening? happy new year and may you experience good health and blessings for the upcoming year!

  4. Happy New Year - it sounds like a perfect celebration!

  5. Wow, that was a good time! We watched an old Star Wars movie, vhs, and ate candy and stuff. We are too cold to have a bonfire and the cop up the street would probably arrest me for it. Have a happy new year. I am glad mom is doing better.
    Harry and the Hendersons!!!! that was older than ours. I loved that movie.

  6. THREE HOURS??!!! GAH!!! I bet you held on because you were afraid to hang-up. I've done that, too. Because usually you are in some kind of que and when you hang up you start all over again from the bottom. Sounds like they did a terrible job at customer service.

    Sounds like your daughter has a future in computers and GOOD customer service, too.

    Your fireworks photos are amazing!


  7. I'm coming to your house next year for New Year - you guys had so much FUN going on! :)

    Well, except for the 3 hours of being on "Terminal Ignore" - that's definitely not fun.

    Happy New Year, Jan! :)

  8. What a great way to welcome in the new year with your family!!!

  9. A lovely time with your family. Loved all your photos also. Happy New Year :)

  10. Wow... that sounds perfect!!!
    Great pics as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy New Year to you !!!!
    I look forward to following along with you this year as well. ;)


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