Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's a brand new day..in fact, YEAR!

So..2008 is gone, 2009 has come!

We rang in the New Year in our camper this year. We decided on the 30th to get up on the 31st and go to Alabama..so off we went (gotta love that camper).

Our favorite winter haunt for camping is Wales West Campground, admittedly for the indoor swimming pool! Our kiddos LOVE to swim, and it's nice to get the swim in even when it's cold outside.
So, on the 30th we shot off of yearly $50, I mean fireworks (really, you could light a $50 bill on fire and see just as many explosions around here :) ) The kids LOVE fireworks, so Jamie sees to it that they get to see some yearly. I have a terrible hard time taking pictures of fireworks, but I always keep trying. We just shot them in the backyard, so the kids could have the protection of the trampoline net (I mean really, it works great as a cage).

Through a tree for this one, I was lazy sitting on a table!

SOO much smoke!

So, New Years Eve arrived and off we went to Alabama. It's a LONG drive with all the traffic, but we eagerly await the tunnel each time, followed by the battleship, one long bridge and then our winter home away from home. The weather was great for our drive up (can't say that for the drive back) and the kids were really well behaved. Ms Molly was even good, no carsickness at ALL this time, she's growing into a world traveler that girl.

This is Wales West train station...there is a hobby train that goes all the way around the little campground, SO cool b/c they built it all themselves!

Riding the train

We didn't do much site seeing this time, but we did go to New Years dinner at our favorite restaurant, Lamberts where a roll MAY just come flying at your head, and if you happen to catch it, it's REALLY good eats!
The rest of our time we spent relaxing, walking, playing, swimming and riding the train. Poor girls got rotovirus while we were there and still are suffering a bit from it, but they were troopers.
Playing on the playground:

So..that's our New Years in a nutshell.
My resolutions for the year:

find joy in every day
get out and move more
find more interesting things to cook (and more healthy)
enjoy my family, kids and friends to the fullest

Thanks for visiting our blog!

I hope that YOU are having a great start to your New Year!!

1 comment:

Mata Family said...

Looks like you all had a great time!! Sounds like a good start to a NEW year!! Happy New Year!