Tuesday, January 09, 2007

2006 Reflections on Family


With the exception of my brother's Army reserve unit being activated and him being sent (thankfully) to Mississippi instead of Iraq in February, the Muse family has been very blessed. We've gotten to see him and my nephew twice since he left and I feel so lucky for that smidgin' of time.

The entire Muse family - Christmas 06

My lil bro and my nephew - Sept. 06

We have our health (Except for me and some nagging knee problems. Its a bitch getting old.) and everyone made it through the year on the plus side. The Things are doing great in school, Thing 1 is dating - yikes!, King Thing's job has brought new exciting adventures , I got to keep my grant funded job for another year, Mom and Dad celebrated almost 40 years of marriage and my Gma turned a very vibrant 86.

Princess Mavis the wonder Corgi had a near death experience (phew) and emergency surgery in the spring but is actually better than ever now and just celebrated her 14th birthday on Dec. 22nd.

Please don't take my picture. The camera, it steals my soul.

The Muse family made its first international excursion in 06, travelling to Costa Rica (with our West Coast/East Coast friends) in August.

Full moon over Fiesta Premiere in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Sunset over Fiesta Premiere in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

King Thing chillin' in San Jose, Costa Rica
Lots o' drinking, relaxing and living the Pura Vida
Alfajores, Tapitas, Cafe Britt, cocobolo, banana paper and other goodies from CR
Nothing here but smiles, smiles, smiles...
Me and King Thing headed to a formal for the first time in many years
Next post - Fiber Reflections


Wanda said...

sounds like '06 was a grand year for you. Especially hanging out with friends in Costa Rica, que rica! You and your hubby look great going out!

KnitNana said...

What a terrific year!
Glad to hear, particularly, that your brother is out of harms way, and hope it STAYS that way!

Robin said...

What a year!!! Hey...Save me any more of those Duce-de-Leche's??????

Amy Boogie said...

Great family wrap up. Check out that pretty lady in the last picture *whistles* I hope this year as good as the last.

cate said...

You look so HOT!!! Love the gold dress. I hate formals myself. Can't wait to go to Costa Rica myself I forgot your e-mail,oops. catie

kelly said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday... You have a beautiful family!

Oh, and yowza! You look great in that fancy dress!!! It's so much fun to step out of the everyday stuff & get all fancied up once in a while!

sahara said...

Hey There Tanya!

Only God knows what time it is there, but friendship doesn't need a time. Happy New Year to you and La Casa!

I'm glad your year has ended on a happy chord. Reading your blog in its entirety has been creatively inspiring and, as always, a learning experience. Knitters often post pics of finished work, but not work in progress. I want to do more projects using short rows, and those clogs are just the ticket!

Your votive candles are beautiful. Now that you've made them, isn't it shocking what they cost in the stores? It's great when everything you touch turns to the color of your fabulous dress!

I'm happy you had a wonderful holiday in Costa Rica; it's been years since I was there––and you didn't mention yarn, so I know you had a REAL HOLIDAY, unlike this addict on the other side of the world (I'm embarrassed to say that I have to buy another suitcase for you-know-what). :0

Enjoy 'O7'!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tanya, thanks so much for the kind words about Celia. When I saw your first comment I thought you were a friend of mine from college. I thanked her for the kind comment and she said she had no idea what I was talking about, had not checked out the photos, but she was sure Celia was very cute. Then I clicked and jumped over here and whatdoyouknow it's a fellow knitting sister praising my sweet child!

Thanks for taking the time to comment!