Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year's Eve

Yes I realize this post is seriously late but I am behind, already. I know, it's sad. It's only the seventh day of the new year and I can not seem to keep up or catch up for that matter!

Anyway. New Year's Eve.

During the day Jimmy and I fixed our backyard fence! We broke out my new saw and got to work as soon as Mac layed down for his morning nap. Jimmy got all the materials out, took down the two panels of fencing that were being held up by the posts that were falling down and we were ready. I got my new saw to cut shims so we could brace the fence posts that were set horribly horribly wrong and this is where we ran into the problem.

Side Note:
For Christmas I asked for tools because I want to make stuff. I don't know what kind of stuff just stuff, wood stuff. This really wasn't helpful for the men who were going to purchase said tools but they managed. Jimmy found a combo tool set: saw, drill, and light. It was really cool. It was really basic. A great starter set for someone who doesn't know what she wants to do but just that she wants to do something.

So that said, the basic saw just didn't work well. It wasn't powerful enough to cut a cedar 2x4!? We hacked our way through the first one thinkging it was me, it was my first attempt with a power tool so we went on but Jimmy had to take over midway through the second and quickly met with the same problem I was having. Needless to say we packed up the saw (Black and Decker just so you know) and he was off to Lowes to exchange it. And exchange it he did! I am now the proud owner of a Skil Saw!! It is awesome and I can cut through anything!! (ok not anything but any piece of wood!)

We finished our job pretty quickly after getting the new equipment but since work had been delayed for about an hour and a half the forman had to come out to the job site and observe our work. Don't be fooled, he is a cutie but he is tough as nails!

Our finished fence. I didn't get a picture of it before but that whole section in the picture was leaning into the neighbors yard.

We cleaned up the yard and put everything away while feeling very productive!

Mending fences is hard work and we were ready to eat! We had already agreed that NYE would be a good day to just snack so I made sausage balls and queso... so good!! We almost all of everything! We spent the majority of the day on the couch and it was great!

For NYE festivities, we almost didn't make if off the couch, we went to our new friends Blaire and Brads house. Our kids go to daycare together and like our kids the mom's have become fast friends. There were two other daycare couples in attendance, Jocelyn and Scott and Heather and Durel. We also go to meet a Brain and Daisy, they were lots of fun and have a 7 month old. All the babies were there, just upstairs sleeping in play pins! We. Had. So. Much. FUN! Lots of talking, snacking and a few NYE cocktails.

Originally we were going to stay the night but decided it would be better to go home since we had softball practice the next morning. So around 1:30am, later than Jimmy and I have been up in forever, we packed up Mac and headed back to Manor.

Jocelyn and Heather

Me and Jocelyn

Jocelyn, Blaire, Me and Heather: The Daycare Mommas!

Me and Jimmy!

I know this is a bad picture, I tried to lighten up so you could actually see the people and the awesome chiminea... Blaire, Jimmy, chiminea, Scott and Durel

New Years Day started with batting practice that lasted for 3 hours! And then Subway and then home!

We had a great weekend, definitely a good way to start a brand new year!


  1. LOL... there I go... kissing girls. It really was a PARTY!! Haha!
    I'm so glad we got to spend NYE all together -- it was a good sign of all the fun to come in year(s) ahead!

  2. Sounds like a great weekend. How cool to get stuff done.