Here’s to 2011!

Barbara Vey -- January 1st, 2011
Not the party I was at, but a great New Year picture

Not the party I was at, but a great New Year picture

Happy New Year everyone!

Last night my sisters, their husbands and my brother were over for dinner and we spent the rest of the night playing games.  Catch Phrase was a big hit.  There are two teams and one person gets a word, has to describe it and then pass the word machine on to the next  person.  When the time buzzer goes off, you don’t want to be holding the machine.

It’s amazing what we we ended up saying to try to get our team to say the word.  Favorite moments were a sister imitating a seal (after she started by saying he was a model’s husband with a scar on his face), my brother’s racy attempt at Pandora’s Box and someone giving the clue “a Tom Cruise movie.”  Like there’s only one of those.  (It turned out to be “firm.”)

We also played Dance 2 on the Wii, which was a sight to behold.  Thank goodness there were no video camera or I’m sure it would have been on YouTube by now.  It was obvious that my family did not inherit the rhythm gene, but I got my best score trying to “Walk Like an Egyptian.”  Just not sure what that could mean.  I’m going to keep practicing with it so I’m ready for those upcoming conference parties.

But the best part is that 2010 ended on such a high note with all the lows my family endured in kind of a rough year.  I even called Andrew at midnight and it sounded like he was having fun at a very loud party.  And don’t we all want the best of times for our kids.  It is only a sign of wonderful things to come in 2011.  What wonderful things are you hoping for in the coming year?

Bottom Line: While I don’t bother making resolutions anymore, I do hope for things and this year I hope to be able to keep up with my emails (kind of boring, but maybe doable).

34 thoughts on “Here’s to 2011!

  1. B.E. Sanderson

    Happy New Year! Maybe you should’ve gotten that dance thing on video – not for youtube, but for a laugh at next year’s party.

    Have a great 2011, and thanks for all your wonderful posts of 2010. =o)

  2. Christine

    Love the picture highlighting your first post of 2011. Looks like it could be a romance book cover and plot–the cat burglar and his moll, perhaps?

  3. Holly Jacobs

    Happy New Year, Barbara!

    I gave up on resolutions a few years ago and started to pick a word of the year. One word that I can pull out and reflect on…a word to center my year, if you will. This year’s word is MOMENT. I hope to spend more time living in the moment…appreciating each for what it is. I think it’s doable, and might make for a more rewarding year!

    Hope it’s a good one for everyone!


  4. Tracey Devlyn

    Happy New Year!

    I don’t make resolutions either, but I plan on meeting all of my writing goals and on spending some real quality time with my husband. He’s been such a trooper over the last few years, when his wife disappears in her writing cave for hours on end.

    Have a great 2011!

  5. Patrice

    Oh Catch Phrase is a favorite of ours as well! It’s amazing how much fun people have playing it. We took it to our family gathering at Thanksgiving and now our 5 yr old niece is the champ at clues! Sounds like you had a wonderful NYE. Happy New Year Barbara!

  6. Liz Kreger

    Happy New Year, Barb. Sounds like you had a terrific time. Our ringing in the new year was low key which involved two people asleep well before midnight and me sitting up, watching movies and chugging on a bottle of champange.

  7. C.H. Admirand

    Hi Barbara. Happy New Year! It sounds like you ended 2010 and began 2011 the right way, with people you care about.

    Here’s hoping 2011 is full of endless possibilities, family and friends!

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