Friday, January 2, 2009

HAPPY New Year a day late!!

Here it is January 2nd and I'm just posting a Happy New Year to all...will you forgive me???

On January 1st, it is actually tradition with my family that we load up in the car and head to Rhode Island to go for a walk on the beach and then we go to a favorite restaurant for a late lunch/early dinner. So per usual, our friend Eric met us at our house and we headed off to Grandma & Grandpa's house to pick up the kids. It is also tradition for us to go out to the movies with Grandma and Grandpa and the kids, then to dinner and back to G&G's house for snacks and ring in the New Year and then dh and I head home while the kids stay at their house (Grandma won't allow her "genetic dividends" to go out on the road after midnight on New Year's Eve!!).

We picked the kids up and headed to Rhode Island. Now mind you we had a snow storm on New Years Eve day so the roads still weren't pristine for driving. Half way to G&G's I realized I'd left my wallet and my cellphone at home (I guess 5 hours of sleep wasn't enough the night before!!). So I actually behaved while driving seeing as dh HATES driving the minivan...we got to the beach and froze our buns off while taking our walk and then we headed to the Mews Tavern and had a wonderful time.

Even with all this running around I've managed to get quite a bit done on Blackstone Fantasy Garden. Here are some pictures for you to see on it...

This one was taken on the morning of New Year's Eve while the snow in Connecticut was starting to come down hard...

This one was taken on New Year's morning before I began doing any stitching in the New Year.

This one was taken this morning before I began working on it today.

This one was just taken after working on it today (January 2nd)

Well that is it for this evening...maybe I'll get better at doing these posts on a daily basis rather than when my dh gets after me saying I haven't posted in awhile.

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