Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Day ! 2010

I think this was the happiest New Year's Day my DH and I have ever spent!  We were able to share a meal with our extended family, including some precious nieces and nephews!

But first, we took a week to work on the roof and paint the dining room.

We ran out of time and there was still trim to paint, but we had to stop to decorate and cook before family arrived.


The food will go on the table in the center hall.

It was time to prepare the black-eye-peas and the hoppin-john.
My DH is a true Renaissance man!  He can paint and cook and do EVERYTHING well! 

Then the family came and brought the most wonderful food!  Thank you to everyone!  Everything was so good!  Here is a picture of the table.

I wish I had a picture of the dessert table and punch bowl!  It was AWESOME!

I also wish I had a picture of everyone who was there.  Some pics were too dark to include.  The music and singing was wonderful in the afternoon.  We could still hear it after everyone had gone. It seemed our old 1907 homeplace came ALIVE with everyone there!

Thank you to everyone who came for New Year's Day and we miss and love the one's who couldn't make it. 

 Haste ye back, we loue you dearly,
Call again you're welcome here.
May your days be free from sorrow,
And your friends be ever near.
May the paths o'er which you wander,
Be to you a joy each day.
Haste ye back, we loue you dearly,
Haste ye back on friendship's way



  1. What a celebration with all your friends and family. Treasure each moment. Our families are so scattered across the country we never see each other anymore. So sad too.


  2. What a tremendous amount of work you did to bring this house to life and in the manner it was built to show the strength of the family. I was really proud to be your husband and bring guest into our home.