Thursday, January 1, 2009

OMG its 2009!

OMG, I can not believe 2009 is here!  This last year went by so fast, it is scary. Well I do have to say this New Year's eve sucked.  It was so boring.  We had my sister Lezlie and her family with us, and that was okay and would have been fun but both of our husbands are BORING!  All they did was sit in front of the T.V we tried to play games but that is only fun for about 5 min with kids.We tried leg wrestling, arm wrestling and was both fun for a minute. Jordan and Kohl are both over the age of 12 so they are old enough to play but Kiel and Kyler are not.  We tried playing Clue thinking okay they are over 8 yrs. so they should catch on, oh no don't try it.  It was a night mare, Lez and I tried to have fun and not yell, but it was pointless, and then to make matters worse Kyler kept telling us 4 min, 3 min and then 1 min and Lezlie was reading the directions and was not paying attention to him and we missed the New Year coming in. Me trying to keep my mothers tradition of banging pans, yelling, honking horns and trying to make as much noise as possible alive, and then we missed it this year! I think my neighbors were wondering if we were in bed or gone or maybe they were so delighted in the peace and quite that they celebrated their own way and will thank me later.  Well the kids were sure mad at us, they were so mad and almost crying it made Lezlie and I feel so bad, we still tried to celebrate ( we were only 30 sec. late) but they would not go for it.  So we failed big time this year.  I think I may be the only one in our family that still carries the tradition on.  I love it and look forward to it.  Blake on the other hand has always thought us Potter's were too loud.  He lets us do our thing and he stands back and watches while shaking his head.  Actually I believe he is just jealous he didn't think of it first! ha ha.  So needless to say we had a QUITE New Year's Eve.  New Year's day we went over to Blake's grandparent for a lunch. It is his grandpa's birthday today so we helped celebrate that with him. Lezlie's family left to go to the movies and Katie and Brandon and Karissa came down to play games with us.  That was fun, we played "ticket to ride" and Blake and Brandon played with us.  Wow! that was fun!  When they decide to live a little it can be fun. Then Blake and Jordan mostly played with Katie's baby Liberty, she is so cute and fun.  She is 7 months old and such a cutie.  We were glad they came down.