Saturday, January 3, 2009

Winding Down

The holidays are winding down and I am ready to get back to my normal life. Doing too much of nothing starts to become a drag after a while.

I am going to post one last thing about Christmas before I move on. I don’t think my family has ever taken a good Christmas picture. For some reason it is beyond are ability to have everyone look at the camera and smile at the same time.

Here is an example, as you can see I must be telling everyone to please just follow the simple directions of picture taking, and as you can also see no one is listening.

This picture was the best we could do. You may notice my beautiful holiday attire. I was dressed up for Church earlier that night, but wearing dress pants held together at the waist by a rubber band was not doing it for me. Before we went to my brother’s house I made a stop at home and threw on a pair of sweats and a sweatshirt. The sweatshirt does have red on it.

Big D and I had a little New Years Eve party and we did the seven fish menu. Everyone brought some kind of seafood dish. Eating fish on New Years Eve brings good luck and prosperity. I love seafood but for as long as I can remember my Mom had made the tradition that we all had to eat a piece of pickled herring at midnight on New Years Eve.

I think eating pickled herring is disgusting and I tried to use the nauseas pregnancy excuse this year but my mom still made me eat it. Lil D loves this stuff and will eat the whole jar if I let him, gross!

We played Battle of the sexes, to play this game the females ask men questions about women and the males ask the females questions about men. When we play this game Big D and my brother tap into their feminine side and always win. They know more about female topics than they really should.

We also played Guess What I Am, it is a kid’s game but as you can see the adults had a blast playing it.

It was a great time and I am looking forward to what the new year will bring, and since I ate a piece of raw pickled fish it better bring nothing but good!


Chris said...

So eating fish on New Year's Eve brings good luck and prosperity huh? I did not know that. That must be what I have been doing wrong all these years. LOL! I am glad you had a good time at your party even if you did have to eat a piece of pickeld fish.

Christine said...

Great pics! Fun to see your whole family.

I love traditions like eating fish with family. Also playing games. Sounds splendid.

Happy New Year to you and congrats again with your pregnancy!