Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 The first week

The first week of the new year has come and gone. We started it in Arizona, ending our visit with our eldest son and his beautiful family.

 Just a relaxing few days playing with the grandkids.

Next, I started my quest to learn to crochet and I made two pairs of Granny Square slippers. Now I will look for a new project to learn to crochet. I will probably look to one of my favorite websites to find an idea to follow.

I also tried a new recipe this week that I found on another blog/website. Her recipe for Chard and White Bean Stew topped with a poached egg was just what we needed for a chilly winter dinner. It was quick, easy and delicious.

We ended the week with my nephew announcing his engagement to the lovely, Jessa. What was supposed to be a family game night of Balderdash, became a true celebration of new beginnings for Chris and Jessa.  So I decided to make a flower arrangement

 and we toasted the bride and groom to be. 
Then had a rousing game of Balderdash, complete with hysterical laughing and plenty of silly jokes.

The mask is used for hiding your face to keep people from seeing you laugh while reading their answer. Jenny and Julia just cannot keep a "Poker Face".

Evan needs the mask too.

Sis, (Geri) thought she would see if it helps the laughing. But it only makes us laugh more.

 We ended with a "white Elephant" grab bag of gifts. There were a few real gifts in the mix, one being the red, blue and grey slippers I made this week. The lucky winner was my daughter-in-law, Jenny.

We also had to take some funny photos using enhanced digital photography.

Next week I hope to have another project to post. My sewing machine is in for it's annual tune-up. Should get it back on Wednesday.
Finally, we got to see our friend's son on stage in the National touring Company of HAIR at the Pantages Theatre. What a thrill to see the little boy you watched grow up living his dream to perform and sing on stage. So proud of Marshal. But it was even more fun to watch his parents watch him...sharing in their pride!