1.02.2009

Another Holiday Season Ends and a New Year Begins

So New Years at our house a little (uh hem, a LOT) BORING!! Not that I didn't try, though. On New Year's Eve I made home-made pizza (Landon's choice) and we had a nutritious side dish of chips and salsa and Queso (Austin's choice) And it was GOOD!

Best Queso Dip:
1 8oz pkg. cream cheese (I used fat free - can you make this healthy?!)
1 8 oz carton sour cream
1 8oz pkg Velveeta
1 C shredded Monteray Jack Cheese
1 small can Rotelle Diced tomatoes with Chiles - use Mild unless you like HOT HOT
Cut cream cheese and velveeta in chunks and place in oven proof bowl or crock pot. Mix in the rest of the ing. Turn crock pot on low for three hours/high for one hour or bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla chips. You can use leftovers as a dip for tacos or burritos (which is what we did and it was awesome)

So after we put the kids to bed Cameron and I piled up the clean laundry that had been sitting around since we got back from Utah, started to fold and decided it could wait until the next day. Cameron fell asleep on the couch at 9:00 and I watched a movie and went to bed at 11:00. Seriously, We haven't been married even ten years and this is what we've become!! Since we didn't have a toast with our Sparkling White Grape Juice at midnight we served it up for Breakfast and decided celebrating on New Years Day was better anyway. The day went down hill from there - let me just leave it at that. It was a BAD day...

But we made up for it on Jan. 2! We made good use of the 58 degree weather and headed to the zoo. Where we saw this gorilla spontaniously flipping people off - NOT KIDDING! He would go from his first finger to the middle and back again and then chuckle like he knew what he was doing. It gave us all a good laugh and put the New Year in perspective - So who cares if things don't work out the way they "should"? Make the most of it, "flip off" (so to speak - we don't REALLY believe in that at this house!!) the things that make you mad, have a good laugh, and move on!
So here's to a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cheers!

10 comments:

Colleen said...

Awesome! That gorilla rocks! And anyway, a good night's sleep is a perfect start to the New Year in my opinion! And I too, just finished folding three day sitting around laundry, I just give up if the laundry isn't folded and put away before new dirty laundry is made. I have a few pics of Cameron and the boys playing football on NYD, I will email them.

my3suns2 said...

I, too, didn't make it to midnight so Dan rang in the new year watching Batman all by himself. That's what happens after a flight that seemed to take all day and coming down from a 10 day high with family. We're getting pretty boring the older we get, but, hey, I needed the rest! Sounds like the zoo was entertaining! Gotta love our cousins the gorillas~!

Steph said...

That is so funny about the gorilla. I'm sure he knew what he was doing, they're pretty smart. I'm totally going to make that queso dip, it looks delish! Happy New Year! We miss you!

Kasey said...

58 degrees?! Are you kidding me?! You lucky, lucky girl. That in itself would make my day. We are currently in the -20's. Ugh.

Love the picture of the gorilla flipping people off. That is hilarious!

Andrea said...

That is too funny! I am glad it helped put things in perspective. We didn't make it to midnight either- I fell asleep on the couch! I felt old and pretty lame- but oh well. Seems like Austin is loving his cheese now- that is awesome. I miss you guys- I was really homesick for Iowa and all our friends there this holiday season. It is funny how much has changed in a year.

shaina said...

We fell asleep before midnight as well. Bunch of bums we are! Oh well. Doesn't matter, really.
The zoo looks fun! Glad you got a chuckle.

Jenn S said...

Can I come to your house next time for all that yummy food?! Zoo?? that sounds nice too...it's too freakin' cold here in Iowa to do anything! Don't you miss it so much here? ha ha

Hillary said...

You have got to be loving CO. Lots to do, close to family, warmer winters (than Iowa). Your kids look like they are loving life. Enjoy! By the way...when will you find out when you are heading next? Make sure and let us know.

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

good perspective! You make me smile!

shauntelle said...

so are you taking a picture every single day??? was that already a week from this year? very cute. wow, i'm still back in 2006.