Friday, January 1, 2010

Wrapping It Up

Our New Years Eve tradition has always been to stay at home and play games with the kids.
  We did the same thing this year and had lots of fun!
This picture of Ad and C8 shows a fairly new tradition - making "Crackers" for the grandkids.  Toilet paper rolls or wrapping paper rolls are filled with candy, trinkets, and money then wrapped in tissue paper.  The trick is to take the ends in both hands and pull them apart so all the goods spill out.  This tissue paper was more plastic and didn't conform to our wants so we just untied the ends and dumped it.

Remember Henry?  Yes, she's still here and last night she got lots

and lots

of loving from C8 and Keiti, whether she wanted it or not!

We ate delicious chimichangas (recipe will be on another post).

OK, this game is a wild and crazy game.  Usually someone ends up crying when they have to dump their bag but last night was a more mild version.  I took this picture of the booty more than half way through the game.  As you can tell it's just not candy bars we get!

The dice must have been on the other side of the circle for Jeanette to be taking a video of the action!

That look on Corban's face is suspicious!

I threw this picture in, although Izzy didn't cooperate with me and the camera, I was able to capture Jeanette giving a little sugar to Troy!  Who wouldn't want to kiss those chubby cheeks?

It's the dawn of a new year and a new decade.

Wishing all of you a blessed year and thank you for the blessings you have given me!


Kristina P. said...

Those chimichangas look awesome!

Camille said...

Those chimichangas were awesome! And the dippity dip and the candy and the fondue... oh the fondue. Thanks for a fun evening!

gigi said...

Sounds as if my invitation got lost in the mail :)
All our kids and GRAND's are in Ohio looking for snow and deer. We spent the most wonderful quiet evening with dinner and a movie and then I decided to put up some boneless chuck roast. I got 18 jars and think I will go back for some more meat today. Good sale at 1.99 a pound.
Happy New year and remember to keep inspiring me as you have so much this past year :)

The Garden of Egan said...

The toilet paper rolls are darling!
What a great idea. Keep that one in mind for next year....a little reminder from you would be great....can you remember to remind?

Hope you have an awesome 2010! My world is better because you are such a fun blogger to follow!

Kimmie said...

You are an inspiration to me and I look forward to a FUN 2010 with all of my blogging friends!

I love seeing your photos of the FUN you had with your family!! There is nothing more fun than playing games together and WOW it looks like when there are treats involved it makes it even MORE fun!

Thanks for your friendship I appreciate it SO much! I look forward to many more wonderful recipes, laughter and humor and helpful food storage tips from you in 2010!

I hope you are having a WONDERFUL and Happy New Years Day! I'm taking a break from shoveling snow and warming up. We had over a foot of snow drop and it is still snowing.

Michelle said...

Oh that is so cool that you made crackers. I love those things and say every year that I'm going ot figure out how to do that. And ummm every year I ... say I'm going to do that next year! It looks like everyone had a blast :)

Ann Marie said...

I have never heard of those crackers! What fun!

I love getting together with my family.. there is always craziness.. and after New Years eve and 1:00 am bed time.. I have a headache and need my bed early tonight!!

I look forward to your chimichanga recipe! :)

Jill said...

I wish I was eating those chimichangas again. And making kids cry in the candybar game.

Julie Harward said...


Christy Burnett said...

What fun!! Happy New Year to you friend!!

Jenny said...

Your New Years Eve looked like loads of fun! I feel asleep with Bubee on a sleeping bag watching a movie with our family, just before the New Year started.

I am with you on the fact that getting back to work on Monday is going to be a tad hard to do. I still have some prep work that I have put off. Guess I know what I will be doing with part of my Saturday.

Valerie said...

Looks fun! How do you play the game? I like to make people cry. :) Just kidding. But I'd love to know.

Yvonne said...

Maybe I should make crackers for the missionaries--that would be fun.

You have such great traditions. Love them all. Can't wait til you post the recipe for the chimichangas.

Happy 2010.

Small House said...

Great New Years Eve Party. I'm thinking this is the "candy bar game?" I've never played when you have to dump your bag. I need to know about this version. I think it would be allot more fun.

Cute pictures of the kids!! Things are always funner with children.

KC said...

I'm DEFINATELY going to need the recipe for those chimichangas! Are you sure there wasn't a hand slapping game too? I kinda miss that fun game of pain and screaming!

Julie P said...

Oh, those chimis looked so good! That last picture of the tree is just perfect with the sun and snow - is it in your yard?

I agree about staying home for NYE. Growing up in CA we always had "New York New Years" at 9 pm and now in Utah and with 3 littles of my own, I like the idea of a "London New Years" better. The more sleep the better!

Happy New Year.

Kazzy said...

I thought the cat was Harry. Either name is great for a female cat!

Looks like a great evening had by all. See you soon.

Dorothy said...

I love the gooey sour cream, rich and luscious food. Looks like your having fun.

Dorothy from grammology

Cherie said...

What a fun day playing games and enjoying family!! I would love to know what the game was with all the candy and the dice - that looks like a blast!
Happy New Year!!!