Tuesday, January 3, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ ~ ~






            Fireworks in Port Clinton!







That was right after the Great Walleye Drop!  We've been to almost every one for the last 13 years and this year, son Ted and family got to see it first hand!  Some of their friends were up there, too!  They agreed that it was what I call "stupid fun"!  12 year old grandson Luke wasn't that impressed ~ I think that's because he's 12.  The weather was great  and a good time was had by all!

 We had an early dinner at McCarthy's Irish Pub and Princess Walleye dropped by ~ a perfect photo op for grandma and the kids!  Luke and I are a little blurry ~ I felt kind of blurry on the inside, too!  Miki fixed pomegranate Patron margaritas for her and I before we left home!  Need I say more!

The kids left New Years morning so gramps and I went out for a little beach glass hunting!  It was cold and blowy but we went anyway and came home with a fine 'catch'!!  We fixed pork and kraut so that we'll have good luck this year and watched the latest BatMan movie ~ wow ~ that was different than any of the Batman movies of the past!  On Monday, we had a long lunch at the Moose with our friends, Kathy and Jim ~ then packed up for the drive back to reality!  Friday night, we had supper with a neighbor from home, who has just moved to Catawba. That was fun, too ~ it would be swell to live up there full time!! 

My son, Tad turned 47 last week ~ one of us is getting old!!  He's having great fun with his Ipad!  Amazing!  Now mama wants one!!

So, here we are ~ facing 2012 with all the hope that a new year brings!  Looking back on 2011 and being glad we survived it!  A lot of fun was had and it's important to focus on that ~ and to learn from the things that maybe weren't so swell!  I appreciate all of you who read this blog and comment here and there ~ it's good to know I'm not talking to myself ~ THANK YOU!  So onward and upward ~ here we go!!!!!!! Isn't it exciting to see where the path leads?

Thanks for stopping by and have all the fun you can have this year!!

Alice

9 comments:

Saundra said...

Nice beach glass; lots of hookers go looking for beach glass in Cape May and everyone shows their 'catch of the day'.

Hope you have a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.

Saundra

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Love the sentiment . . "have all the fun you can have" !
Perfect!
Happy New Year to you!

Orange Sink said...

"Stupid Fun" looks pretty fun to me!! LOL!
And what a fun way to bring in the New Year!!
Happy Belated Birthday to Tad!
Happy New Year to you Alice!
Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Belated birthday wishes to Tad. It's him, not you, getting old. I think you're like Peter Pan!
Happy New Year!
Hugs :)
Lauren

acorn hollow said...

Well it all looks like such fun! Great beach glass! Happy new year to you and your family.
Cathy

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Alice...what a fun post...your New Years was full wasn't it?
Sweet picture of you and the grands...oh and the beach glass how beautiful.
Karen

Ter'e said...

Hi Honey!
The photo of you is so good! You look like a mere babe!
My vote is......GO GET THAT IPAD2. You'll love it. Trust me. I love mine.

Will miss seeing you in Feb., in Sarasota.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

dulcy said...

Love that beach glass Alice! A very happy and healthy new year to you and your family.

xo
dulcy

Julia said...

Hi Alice, I've been trying to catch up with blogger friends I've missed over the Holidays. I haven't blogged much lately as life has been a bit hectic.

I love the beach glass. I have a homemade tree ornament made from beach glass. Now I'm curious if I can find some by the river shore when the summer is here.

Happy New Year to you and yours. All the best for 2012. Hugs. JB