Sunday, January 4, 2009


We're back home but had a wonderful time these past few days. It's always nice to have all your children and grandchildren with you and that's what we had for a few days. This was the first New Year's that I haven't eaten my traditional meal of blackeyed peas and greens but it's hard to have that when you are traveling. We left early Thursday morning heading to Louisiana. Our son and his family met us at the motel where our daughter's family stayed, and we all headed to New Orleans with all six children (we're not really crazy). They were ALL very well behaved. The kids had a great time and so did we. The picture below was Fulton Street and it was magical. This entire street was lit up with trees and the lights changed colors making it BEAUTIFUL. Also, each hour on the hour snow would begin falling. I know that some of you have had all the snow you need, but here in the south even fake snow is exciting.
This picture shows Griffin & Maddie by the gingerbread man. These two are two peas in a pod! They had such a good time.....I wish they could be together more (but they'd probably stay in trouble).In spite of the outcome of the ballgame, we had a great time and I'm still proud to say ROLL TIDE! Who would have ever thought that we would win twelve ballgames this year? Sure I would have liked to have won the Sugar Bowl, but I think we had a great year. This picture was made from my seat as Alabama came on the field.

I am looking forward to a brand new year----2009! It's a chance to start over and do a better job (of course we can do that any time during the year). I have some goals that I have set for myself. They are:
* spend more time reading my Bible and in prayer
* trying not to worry about things
* learning to say NO
* losing some weight and eating healthier
* walking
* blogging at least three times a week
* being more thankful
These are some of my goals. I'm sure there are more. I spent way too much time last year on the computer when I was home. I enjoy visiting all of my friends and will continue to do so. I am just limiting my time so I can accomplish my other goals.


julie & joe said...

DId you enjoy the half-time show? Our high school band was one of the bands!

April said...

Welcome back, Sue! So glad you had a fun time with your kids and grandbabies! They sure are cute! Love the pictures you posted! Sorry the TIDE didn't win the game...I was bummed a bit, too! They have had a great season, though! The photo of Fulton Street is amazing! Just like a winter wonderland!

I wish you well on reaching all of your goals for 2009! Have a super day!

Nana said...

I'm so glad you got to spend time with all your family! How fun for you all :) Thanks about my hair; I learning to lo... like it, lol. Maybe by the end of the week I'll even love it!!

Welcome home and ROLL TIDE!!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What great pics! Looks like a fun time.

Good for you on the resolutions...keep at 'em!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Looks like you had a great time with the kids. They are adorable. Sorry about the game, we watched it and were pulling for the Tide. We will be watching the OU vs Florida game on Thursday, my hubbie is from Oklahoma so we will become 'Sooners' for a brief 3 to 4 hours.

Darlene said...

It looks like you had a FABULOUS time. GREAT pictures!!!

FourOf5zs said...

Welcome back, Sue. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with your family.

Linda said...

So nice to see you back and I am so glad you enjoyed family time. I lived in New Orleans in 1975 for a few months but haven't been there when the temp was under 90. I bet it was wonderful!

Raggedy Angel said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!
I think we come all do better on your list! Beth

Kath said...

Hi Sue!
I'm happy ya had a wonderful time. Love the pictures! The Fulton St pic is awesome!
Sorry about the game :(
I'm watchin the Tostito's Bowl (tonight) I'm an OSU fan. GO BUCKEYE'S! (seems like everytime is say that...they lose)!

Have a wonderful evening!


Sharon said...

Glad you had such a good trip. Your grands look so precious. And it looks like you had good seats for that game. Didn't they look just pitiful:( Hard to believe it was the same team we watched all season. But, like you said, they did a lot better than was expected this season. We'll just wait till next year!. I think I'm going to need to follow your lead and limit my computer time. I should be reading my Bible if I have all this extra time! Hope you have a great week.

Lorrie said...

Hi Sue, looks like you had a great trip and I enjoyed sharing it through your pictures. You've set some very worthy goals for the year, and I share many of them. I've also decided to limit my computer time in order to make time for other things like exercise and Bible study.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

So glad you are back Sue... Looks like you all had the best time!

Looking forward to blogging with you this year!