Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year's! We are heading over to the Iggy's for some New Years fun tonight. We have been getting together with them for the past 5 years or so. We do our usual steak on the grill, often lobster tails (on hold this year) and MAYBE a few cocktails. It should be a fun time with all the kids playing together, that IS the plan, but we will see. Then we set up the annual Royal Rummy event. This is great, we all played this game when we were kids and we decided to bring it back some years ago. Of course, the gamblers that we are, we feel the need to add some $ in, as opposed to the chips that are given to us. It's lots of fun! This year Anne's sister and family will be in as well, that's an extra 3 kids thrown in, besides our 2 and "T". Looking forward to a fun night with friends.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

O Christmas tree

Every year, I attempt to put my Christmas decorations out early, yet here I sit with only a few up. The village is up and running, the tree having only lights is starting to look better, and that is about it. I do have the boxes of ornaments and decorations right here next to me. Does that count for something?
We got out tree from Jeff's brother-in-law Scott. It is beautiful, and HUGE! We usually put the tree in the sunroon, and also a table with the nativity set. We have the tree, and that may be about it for this year. I love having a huge tree, it is great. We will decorate it tonight, Maddy cannot wait another minute. Winston is putting everything on the tree, a balloon, Percy (that is part of Thomas the Train for those who have no idea what I am talking about).
Jeff is home sick, finally catching whatever I had. I do think I started this whole sickness thing early November, and still haven't kicked it quite yet. I am guessing because I rarely have time to rest, but that is just a guess?

Friday, December 12, 2008


Last night, Tracy hosted our monthly Girls Night Out! And what a hoot it was... We decided to have a cookie exchange, order out some dinner, have some wine, make some roll out butter cookies. We really had a great time, lots of fun, and lots of laughs! I have to say, it might be high on my list of GNO. It was nice to visit with all my wonderful friends, what could be better during the Holiday season. I am so blessed to have each of of you in my life!

Here are a list of my predictions based on last night
~Nicki will become a master cookie decorator
~Tracy will become addicted to Facebook like her fellow GNO counterparts
I know I am missing some classic lines from last night...feel free to add on!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

gooooo Marquette

So, every year Marquette plays WI. They rotate home court every year, and this year it was here at the BC. Now, I thoroughly enjoy bragging rights each year if MU happens to win (love ya Tracy). I do support my WI teams, but I have such a hard time cheering for any WI when it has to do with anything MU. Now, this really relates only to BB, since MU has no football or hockey or any of those other sports. So I am a HUGE MU fan!! Nothing beTTer than an MU win, however. I was a bit worried for the first half and the first 15 min of the second half...and I really didn't feel great when WI scored so fast in the last few minutes (what was that all about). But the best team prevails this year. Ha Ha, I had to write that in (Tracy). Kidding really...???? No, but I am happy we won. Till we meet again.

Yes, the score was 61-58.

We went out to Sobelmans, which just happens to be THE BEST BURGER place EVER...seriously. I had to take this picture of this triple or quadruple (is there such thing) burger that these kids ordered. Yes, I say kids, since they were like 18 yrs

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanks Nicki...

for introducing me to Facebook...why did you do this to me? I feel slightly addicted already. It's funny, having conversations with people that I was in school with 15 years ago. It's interesting to read all this stuff from people, truly amazing that we have this sort of technology. I love it!!