Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pennsylvania for the Holidays

Beautiful round red barn in Pennsylvania

Have been back home for the holidays --
in Pennsylvania, but will
 drive back to Illinois tomorrow.
Have been having a great time 
catching up with my family. 

We play lots of games 
and get really silly.

Is your family a game playing bunch?


We love to play "spoons" 
and this year,
we also played two new store-bought games:
"What?" and "Logos."
Both were lots of fun!

My sister, Susan, bought us all
fake moustaches from the dollar store 
which we all wore and laughed until 
we cried with them.


(Would have shared the photos
but there were many taken
and I would need to get permission
to publish some of nieces and nephews 
images on the web so I better not!)

Wanted to wish you all
a healthy and prosperous
and to remind you
one more time
about the 
Favorites on the First 
Linky Party!

Theme this month will be your favorite COLLECTION!

Write a new post on your favorite
link up an older one
and join in on the Linky Party
 on the First with me.

Midnight champagne for the New
Cheers to you my friends! 

Thanks so much in advance~
Happy New Year!

(Photos from Pinterest)


Divine Theatre said...

Happy New Year, my friend! How lucky to spend time in Pennsylvania, or PA, as we used to call it!


The enchanted home said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday to me, and yes very into game playing. I get really competitive with my Scrabble and Monopoly !! Wishing you the happiest and healthiest travels Alison!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That sounds like so much fun. Have a safe trip home.

Calypso In The Country said...

Happy New Year to you Alison! I was just in Pennsylvania yesterday - Lahaska. I will probably post about it today. It sounds like you had a lot of fun! Best wishes for 2012!

Linda said...

Happy New Year to you as well Alison.
Good health and happiness.

Richard Cottrell said...

Well I have only driven through, never really explored, would love to. We always play spoons, can get a little wild. My nieces and nephews love it. Looks like your family is a close knit group. That's great. I hope you have a safe trip home and the best New Years Eve ever. Happy 2012 from My blog to Yours. Richard and Sissy dog too!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

A round cousin has one!
Glad you had fun with your family, we had those fake mustaches in pink!
Safe travels back to the Land of Lincoln!

Mary Anne said...

Happy New Year: Alison: We are celebrating New years in Pennsylvania too! We are in Morgantown. Where are you?

Enjoy your family and blessings for 2012. See you in Cicago.

Ox Mary Anne

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Happy New Year, Alison! I love that you are having lots of fun with your family :) I love games. The kids and I play some while they were home. Scrabble and Apples to Apples. Check out my lastest post. Taylor and did the Chicago thing, like you and your daughter!
Happy New Year, friend...

Heidi said...

Happy New Year Alison!
We are total game players at our house. My sisters and I (sometimes we get the husbands and parents to play) and now my kids since they have gotten older, like to play Apples to Apples, Wise and Otherwise, and Imagine If. This year we added a new game ~ Say Anything. We have lots of fun and end up with inside jokes from those word games that last years!

Kim said...

Sounds like a great time Alison! I love Pennsylvania. Now what in the world is spoons? It sounds like fun. I know what you mean about the picture thing these days. I notice whenever I take pictures, my teenager feels the need to pose or fix her hair - all the time! Now I know why - they might end up on FB!
Can't wait t o join your new party.
Happy New Year!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I wish we were game players but now there is not much FAMILY left, sadly. Christmas is getting smaller and smaller. HAPPY NEW YEAR and safe travels home! XO, Pinky

Mary Ann Pickett said...

We love to play games too. I forgot about Spoons--thats a good one! We just got Wits and's fun
Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Hi Alison. Glad you had a wonderful family visit. Travel safely. I've got my post ready to link up. ;-)
Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

outjunking said...

Do we play games, do ducks quack. It makes all the holidays so much more fun and spoons is a very popular one here.
Happy New Year,

My Beautiful World said...

Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever my friend. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012 xo
Always Wendy

Susan Freeman said...

What a fun group you are! I love the fake moustache idea ~ it gives me the giggles just thinking about it. Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.

Susan and Bentley

Patti said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful. I'm so excited to discover it. Happy New year

Anonymous said...

We LOVE spoons! In fact, no one will play spoons with either me or my sister except family because we get a little brutal. :o) But it's all in fun!!! Glad you had a happy holiday!!!