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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Random sunday stuff..

It been a productive morning....started off with breakfast for hubby and then raspberry lime cupcakes and bread is rising....the cupcakes are good..but a ton of work..
from Babble
The link has the recipe...just a warning- these are not sweet cupcakes the raspberry lime curd is slightly bitter...I like them..they are lighter than most.

I owe you some stories....let's start with New Years eve.  Hubby and I went up to his parents house for the weekend.  We were doing Christmas with all of them that weekend.  My sister in law texted me and said that cousin and his wife were going out that night for wife's birthday and did we want to go.  We said sure.  We went out for Thai food to this great little hole in the wall place and everyone was talking about going out for the night.  This is the woman who moved over here from Australia- they got married in vegas this year...so she had never experienced the whole "new years'" thing here.  We talked about staying "downtown" (this is not a big city...although they try to be and for some of the people up country this is a big night out to go into this city).  We decided that we wanted to go back to my sister in laws house- she had cake and after a stop at the grocery store, we were stocked up on drinks for the evening.  We went back to her house and proceeded to really act like we were in college again...with requisite drinking games.  I haven't laughed that hard in years.  I stopped drinking after a while because I had no desire to get drunk..plus it was a big advantage with the games we were playing to stay sober.  We had a ton of fun...some heated conversation about politics...some dance dance revolution for the wii and some tennis doubles that were crazy times.  We ended up crashing in the kids beds around 3am (they were at my inlaws house for the evening).....I was up bright and early on Saturday morning..my sister in law got up as well and we hung out til the boys dragged themselves and their hang overs out of bed.  We had a great Christmas with the kids....they really enjoyed everything that we bought for them...including the inflatable go carts...
I am going to go chop up some veggies and make lunch for the week...hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!


  1. Good to hear what you have been up to, Col. Sounds as if everyone had a really good time :)

  2. Thanks for the update and glad you had such a good time. I am enjoying the quieter time with just regular days ahead, no pressures. Hope your upcoming week will be all you want it to be. We are looking at a possible snow/ice storm monday or tuesday.

  3. Nic...Glad you guys had a lot of fun. It's always fun when you do things spur of the moment and it ends up being a blast.

  4. Sounds like you had fun....and no fair staying sober in order to win the games :-)

  5. inflatable go carts.

    If pictures are not forthcoming [very soon] I am afraid we can't be friends anymore. [I keed]

    They sound like the coolest gifts in the history of Christmas.

    Must share. :D

    Sounds like a great holiday. YAY

  6. Those cupcakes sound magic! great to hear what you've been up to.

  7. Sounds like a lot of fun :) Glad you had a good time and got to visit with family!