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Busy New Year’s Weekend

January 3rd, 2010

We had a busy New Year’s weekend, it was so exhausting I didn’t post yesterday (so sorry)! On Wednesday I spent all day cooking, making some bread for our New Year’s Eve meal with friends and a big chocolate cake for desert. I also made a few other things for the freezer. On New Year’s Eve we went with my dad and some friends down to the family hunting cabin for some target practice.

Mr Chiots wants to spend a lot of time practicing this year so he can get a few more deer during hunting season this year.

Our friends got a new gun and had a good time trying it out.

We headed back to their house for a simple meal of meatball subs with a side salad. Shaun makes the meatballs following his grandma’s recipe, they’re quite delicious.

After a filling meal we played cards and chatted, nothing to exciting, but a perfect way to ring in the New Year!

We watched “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and celebrated the New Year with the usual champagne toast and a kiss from your sweetie.

We hoped to be home and in bed early because we had to be up early the next morning, but we didn’t accomplish that. We were pretty tired New Year’s day, but we still ate a big serving of my dad’s sauerkraut to ensure a prosperous New Year. The kraut we ate was the batch I started in October, it was really really tasty! I was too tired to take any photos of our New Year’s Day celebration (this one was from leftovers we had for lunch yesterday).

Overall it was a great weekend of celebration, I spent all day yesterday sitting on the couch with a good book and cup of tea because I was so tired from the late nights followed by early mornings and all-day activities.

I’m happy that the holiday season is over so I can get back to my normal quiet life at home.

Did you do anything fun this weekend to ring in the New Year?

15 Comments to “Busy New Year’s Weekend”
  1. Carol on January 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Think I see Coop there by your tea … let me know what you think!

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    • Susy on January 3, 2010 at 9:52 am

      Yes, it’s very good. I got through almost all of it yesterday, hope to finish it up today.

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  2. kristin @ going country on January 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Oddly enough, my New Year’s Eve also involved a handgun. We went to a friend’s house for a (small) party and he showed us all his new gun. No firing, though. Except of snowballs. There was a lot of snow New Year’s Eve.
    .-= kristin @ going country´s last blog ..Welcome to Our Gracious Abode =-.

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  3. Sherri on January 3, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Fairly low-key here as well. At home and everyone but me in bed by midnight! I celebrated w/ some Proseco!

    I love seeing Little House on the Prarie books on your list! I LOVED them as a little girl, and I recently started buying those book by book to build the collection for my little ones. Some Nancy Drew also! ;-)
    .-= Sherri´s last blog ..raw milk =-.

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    • Susy on January 3, 2010 at 10:49 am

      Yes, I love the Little House books as a girl and decided to re-read them now. My nieces are the age where they’re starting to read them and they love them.

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  4. Mavia on January 3, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I have been itching to get back into the garden… so yesterday I decided to move a giant rock border that sits alongside all by raised garden beds…I am soooo ready for spring :)

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  5. Teri on January 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    We went to some friends for New Years Eve, ate, visited, ate some more. On New Years day we watched football and then had some other friends over for cards……and food…….Oh and I made PW’s cinnamon rolls. We sent a plate into the county sheriff’s office for the staff that was working the holiday. I love the photos of the guns, especially Mr. C. and the shotgun shell in the air. Nice one. On a side note, are you happy with your calendars from Lulu? I am trying to decide between Lulu and Redbubble.
    .-= Teri´s last blog ..1/365, 366/730 or Happy New Year? =-.

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    • Susy on January 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      I’m very happy with my calendars from Lulu. They’re great quality, nice heavy paper and the photos are beautifully printed.

      I love that photo as well, if you look closely you can see the smoke coming from the gun where the shell came out (you can see it better on the larger sized image at Flickr).

      I’ve heard PW cinnamon rolls are good, very nice of you to take some to the people at sheriff’s office!

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  6. Pam on January 3, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    HI you guys,

    I have been a lurker for a long time and I wanted to begin my 2010 by telling you that your blog has been just delightful.

    Reading you has enhanced my life in the sweetest ways.

    Thank you so much!
    Best wishes for a wonderful year!

    .-= Pam´s last blog ..Todays Flowers #73 – Just Joey =-.

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    • Susy on January 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks so much Pam!

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  7. Michelle on January 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Sounds like a perfect way to ring in the New Year! And those subs look fabulous…I think I know what we’ll have for dinner tonight!! Happy New Year!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..making progress… =-.

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  8. the inadvertent farmer on January 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Susy that is funny, my post today covers window shopping in a gun shop! Love the photos of you target practice. I got a new gun with a laser sight that needs some practice and adjustment…then there is a certain raccoon that may need to move to safer territory, he has eaten his last chicken!

    I’m glad you had a great weekend, I very much look forward to reading your blog throughout the new year. Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Not Me Monday…I’m not a Hick, Really! =-.

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  9. Allie on January 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Happy New Year!

    I am so glad you said what you did about wanting to get back to your quiet, normal life! I always feel the same way after the holidays. I thought maybe I was the only one. I just like the normal day to day so much.
    .-= Allie´s last blog ..My 2009 Review – Part 2 =-.

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    • Susy on January 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      Oh yes, I really love my simple *boring* life. It’s nice to be home!

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