Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Eve & weekend recap

I'm doing our weekend update tonight simply because today seemed like it was still the weekend. 

 Today was our catch up day.  We cleaned the house and did laundry and basically got ready for Gary to go back to work.  He has been off for two weeks and it has been so nice!  Layla will be heading back to school in the morning.  We have had a fun break, but I think we are all ready to be back into our normal routine!

So, back to our weekend.  

We had a fun time celebrating New Years Eve in Waco.  Saturday morning we loaded up the Jeep and drove down to Waco to visit friends for the night.  Each trip we take gets easier and easier.  Since both kids are potty trained we can just pack a few things and head out.  We packed light and it was nice to not have to pack our whole house for a weekend trip.

We got to Waco in the early afternoon and the weather was amazing.  It was about 70 degrees and so we all headed outside to play.  Shelby and I had a fun time sitting on the patio watching our husbands and kids play on the golf course.  Jarred and Shelby live on the 4th tee box on a golf course in Waco.  

The kids had a fun time running and playing together.  We were very blessed with great weather and running and playing wore the kids out!  Macy was the baby sitter when us adults went to dinner, so I was happy Hayden was exhausted and went right to sleep when she asked him to!

So ... with the kids safe at home us 4 adults headed out to eat at a fun restaurant called 1424 Bistro.  We met up with 3 other couples.  I was so excited to see some friends I hadn't seen in a few months!

I had the best Seafood Picatta, but my dessert was the best I had ever had.  I hate to say I don't remember the name of it.  All I know is it was a moist white chocolate cake-ish dessert and I can't wait to go back so I can order it again.  Anything with white chocolate is my favorite!! 

Shelby and Jarred at dinner.

Gary and I at our New Years Eve dinner.

After dinner we headed back to Jarred and Shelby's house.  We all rang in the new year playing games, laughing and acting silly. It was nice to be safe at their house with our munchkins all tucked into bed.  Us adults all stayed up entirely too late.  I always think I will be fine the next day, but sleep is my friend.   I was a mess on Sunday due to lack of sleep!

Sunday we let the kids play and then headed home Sunday afternoon.  Gary and I had our first ever 5 Guys Burger and their amazing fries.  The french fries were my favorite part.  They were so good!  We planned to have black eyed beans, cabbage, ham and cornbread, but we were so full from the burgers, we ended up having cereal for dinner.

As I mentioned earlier, today was a day of rest and catch-up.  It was nice to stay in our pj's all day long.  I got totally caught up on laundry.  Tonight we cooked our ham, black eyed peas and cabbage.  I made mini cornbread muffins and we ate our New Years Day meal a day late.  We put the kids to bed super early tonight because they too were tired from our Waco trip.  Hopefully we will all be well rested and ready for a fun week!

Happy New Year...have a great week!


Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

been wanting to try that far i'd say fuddruckers is the only place with both burgers and fries that are fantastic...sad it's rare to find both anymore

Traci said...

I like Five Guys & the fries are AMAZING!!! I'm so ready to be back in my routine too even though I wasn't ready to come back to work.

Jillian said...

You look GORGEOUS in that picture!

Jennifer said...

I agree with Jillian!! Beautiful picture!!

Kelli said...

Sounds like a really great way to ring in the new year! We stayed up late too and were pretty tired the next day. Here's to getting back to normal :)