Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Quiet New Year's Eve

We had planned a progressive dinner party with our neighbors for this evening but one family has been struggling with the stomach flu this past week. We decided to post pone which was fine. With our whirl wind trip to Kansas City....we were all okay to once again snuggle in together for a quiet evening.

We have been promising Adam a trip to Mount Scott and lunch at Meers....voted by Bon Appetit Magazine, Food Network, Travelocity, and numerous other groups as one of the best hamburgers in America. They use lean, grass fed beef. I agree....a terrific hamburger. That's what we did this afternoon. The building is old, has a lot of history....

We had to wait in a bit of a line. Similar to waiting for a ride at a theme park. The line wrapped around the "store" on an uneven floor. Very charming. ;-)

We didn't have to wait to long. It was all worth it. Adam thoroughly enjoyed his 1/2 pound burger and fried pickles.

Lucey passed out on our way up the mountain.

The day was beautiful, sunny and 75 degrees. The sunset was pretty....but, as we arrived at the top of Mount Scott the wind was gusting. The car was shaking like I have never felt before. I decided to stay in the car with the sleeping beauty. The guys got out but stayed away from the edge. I was happy about that. Then one of the tourist's motorcycles blew over. His helmet, gloves and glasses went flying over the edge of the mountain. It took three big guys to pick up his bike. I felt so bad for him. In town the wind has been gusting to 45 MPH....I'm sure it was stronger at the peak. Lucey would have been blown away. I'm so glad we stayed put. The guys only lasted 5 minutes or so and we headed home.

We watched Winnie The Pooh with Lucey and enjoyed Key Lime Pie. Then a kiss for Daddy and a Happy New Year wish and off to bed. With Lucey in bed we are enjoying a show, Sherlock, a modern day Sherlock Holmes. This British series aired on the BBC in 2010. It is clever and keeping us entertained. The second set of 3 is scheduled to premier tomorrow. We can't wait!

So with that....I hope you are having a wonderful New Year's Eve with the ones you love.

Happy 2012!!

See you next year!


  1. That is a great show! Did you know the actor playing Watson is also playing Bilbo Baggins in the new Hobbit movie!

    It's probably not as good, but Adam should try Teddy's Burgers when he gets here. Voted best on the island.

  2. Happy New Year!!! Here's to wonderful things in 2012!

  3. Happy New Year to you sweet friend~ looks like you had a great Eve!!! Blessings and love in 2012! XOXO

  4. Key Lime Pie on NYE, sounds perfect!! :) Happy 2012, hope it's a fabulous year for your lovely family!xo
    Thanks for the sweet comments!
    Oh and I love the picture of Lucey crashed under a pile of books ~ so great that you capture those moments!:)

  5. YUMMY fried pickles... What a cute picture of Lucey and her Daddy I love it just adorable.

    Happy New Year to you my sweet friend I hope it brings many blessings to you and your family!

  6. I know this is an older post but I just found your blog. That last pic of your little girl kissing daddy is too cute for words. What a beautiful family. God bless you in 2012.


thoughtful comments