Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Years traditions

This year, New Year's Eve was different for us. Usually we have a crowd here -- mostly family -- this year we had my brother and his wife and son, and my sil. My brother and family left early as it was a stormy night and not good for being out around town. We also usually make Chinese food on New Year's Eve. It's a tradition that my sister and I started a few years ago. My sister and family weren't able to come up to our home this year -- my bil was working and didn't get home until the evening. We decided to make our Chinese food on New Year's Day.

The kids, of course, wanted to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve. We played some board games and some games on xBox360. We munched on some snacks all evening, waiting for the countdown. We watched a few fireworks being shot off outside our windows, but it was definitely not a good night for fireworks. We sent the kids to bed around 12:30.

The next morning we waited for the snowplow to come so we could get on the road to my sister's house. We started just after lunch with preparations for supper. What a lot of work, but oh, so tasty Chinese food!

Our menu:

Egg Drop Soup
Won tons
Egg Rolls
Chicken Fried Rice
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Vegetable Stir-fry
Chow Mien
Garlic Spareribs

After supper, we played some Wii and also played "Apples to Apples". Lots of fun!

Now I feel like it's time to get back into routine. I've taken down my Christmas tree and have just about all my decorations around the house put away.

I hope you all had a wonderful, safe and happy new year!