Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

I've been trying all week to get another post done here, but there just wasn't the time and/or opportunity to sit down and do it.  So here I am, the afternoon of the last day of 2012, hustling to get one last blog post out to you.  Please be sympathetic if it seems a little scrambled.

We've had a great week here, visiting with all the family we only see a few times a year, plus having Emily and Allan share the holiday with us.  By the time we go back to Edmonton next week we'll have seen and visited with all the sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and friends who live here.  Hopefully most of them will show up at our house tonight for our New Year's Eve party.

Here's a brief pictorial of our week.

Lloyd and I showed our Team Colors

Kenny worked on a puzzle

Emily and I went for a mani/pedi.  Em's blue polish matches her blue belt.
She'll look stunning at her next TaiKwonDo class.

I wore my new silk scarf when we went out to dinner with friends

We had Sunday brunch with Allan and Emily

at Mocha Cabana, a lovely little restaurant in a remodelled blacksmith foundry.

We drove around Lethbridge taking pictures of interesting storefronts and
buildings.  This was my favorite.

Allan set up our Apple TV and we spent evenings watching movies.

Kenny, Alex and I had fun with vinegar, baking soda and food color.

Emily cooked the most delicious dinner for us - braised short ribs over
a vegetable mash of cauliflower, parsnips, and carrots.  More please!

Emily and I worked on a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle - a Christmas tradition.

I practiced taking pictures with my new camera.  This
is Mike.

...and Lloyd

...and Emily

And that brings up to tonight - New Year's Eve.  Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a safe and happy celebration and a new year that brings you the best life has to offer.



Holly said...

Looks like you've been having a great time! In that first picture it looks like you have an angel on your head. Cute pics!

Ellie said...

Sounds as if you are having a fun and busy time visiting everybody. :))
It's now 12.35am on Jan 1st here so Happy New Year to you. I hope 2013 is good to you all :))

Anonymous said...

Emily is what you get when Jenny & I have a baby. But the real hero of this story is Em's shoulders! Lookin' lean and mean, Em!! Miss you all!!


just call me jo said...

You have been so busy. Look at you go. Have a great New Year. I'm hoping 2013 is a good one for us all. Every one.

RoeH said...

Busy girl! All I've done is read a book and do crosswords and go visit places here in Washington DC. When I can talk the car people into going, that is. What a happy time you've had. :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A very Happy New Year to you ! It looks like you really did have a busy but wonderful time with family and friends there! It' just can't get much better than that !

Mickey said...

trying again to comment!
Love your portraits with the new camera!
Pretty new blouse and scarf! Looks like you're having an awesome Christmas!
Happy New Year!

Granny Annie said...

This is a post full of much love and happiness. Happy New Year!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Great photos Pat

I am sorry that I haven't been to visit you in a while but I have had no computer

I would just like to wish you and your family a
very happy and healthy 2013


Bev said...

Happy New little late!! Looks like you had a wonderful time....except your colours... I like the yellow and red colours....with the 'Flames'...I love Edmonton..but I'll ALWAYS be a Calgary fan:)))

Sara said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday season. Wishing all the best for you and your family in 2013! Happy New Year!