Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Curtis and I went to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags to celebrate New Year's while our sweet friend Rachael stayed with Jackson. It was freezing cold, but the air was dry and the sky was clear. It was a beautiful night, everyone was in a cheerful mood, and the hot chocolate was flowing. What a blast! My family used to go to Holiday in the Park at Astroworld (R.I.P.) every year. I am so happy that I can now add my own Holiday in the Park commemorative mug to my cupboards! Well, it's in the dishwasher right now, but soon it will be in there. Curt couldn't really understand my deep need to fork over $5 for that, but he humored me. And now my life is a little more complete.

And also? Happy birthday to Hubs! I'd like to dedicate this song, which happened to be playing tonight while we were eating at Bennigan's and discussing that we don't really "have a song," to you, Curtis Wayne. Please try not to think of that old Golden Grahams commercial. Tonight when we were screaming like little girls on the Titan, and when we were laughing our heads off on the Scrambler, I remembered exactly how I felt when I was first falling in love with you. Your smile and your laugh are irresistible to me. My 2008 resolution? Find out how I can make you smile and laugh more. I love you!

33 comments:

Cathy Davis said...

Yippee you're home!!!! I'm glad you had a good trip and fun new year's eve! I look forward to seeing the pictures of Jackson's Christmas!! Happy Birthday to your hubby too. Cathy

Sharon said...

Sweet song!
Happy Birthday to your man.
Mine is having a birthday today too.
A new years baby.

Kelly said...

Perfect Song! Ya'll are two cute!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Thanks to that video, I'm now confused about what year it is.

And happy birthday to Curtis! May 1967 be good to you.

Ang baylis said...

AWE... What a great song to call your own! Happy Birthday, Curt! I'm glad he is still making you smile and laugh and I think your resolution is perfect!

Happy New Year to you!
Love,
Angie xoxo

Nancy Mon said...

Happy New Year Amanda, Curtis and Jackson! Happy Birthday Curt!

The scrambler, now that and the Happy Together take me back. When I worked at AstroWorld in college, my favorite ride to work was the scrambler. It is a ride that just causes the laughs to come.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. It has been a joy getting to know you, your family and friends through your blog. My favorite number is 8 and the headlines in the Chronicle today is
OH 8. They say 8 is a revered number, who knew?

Many blessings to y'all this year.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Ahhhh, that was sweet. I've got a many who always forks out the ungodly amount of money for a keepsake mug too! :) There's just something about them.....

Happy New Year!
Blessings
steph.

Fran said...

I just laugh right now thinking about the scrambler....being crammed into the side of it and laughing your head off!!!

Happy birthday Mr. Jones! We love your family and pray God's mighty presence over your family in 2008.

Blessings~
Fran

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Curtis!

Happy New Year! I pray many blessings in 2008 for you & yours!

Love, Sarah TN

CrownLaidDown said...

Astroworld is dead? Aw, I may have to go drown my sorrows in some hot cocoa with extra marshmallows. :(

Happy Birthday to Curt!! Praying that your hope for the New Year is fulfilled and then some :)
Christ's Blessings on you all,
Holly

Leigh Gray said...

oh how i miss Texas. you always talk about things that i have forgotten about - Bennigan's... Frito Pie, etc... thanks for taking me down memory lane and especially with the song. perfect song for your man!!! happy new year to you too!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Curt!

Big Mama said...

Oh, you brought a tear to my eye with the mention of Astroworld. What a tremendous loss.

Happy Birthday, Curt!

Lindsee said...

Happy New Year!!

And yes, AstroWord, RIP! So sad.

(Don't worry, I'm not still bitter they took it down!)

Happy Birthday, Curt. Hope your day is extra fabulous!

Lindsee

Heather said...

Happy new year to you guys and happy birthday to your man!

Lori said...

Welcome home! I am glad ya'll had a great Christmas. I just love watching grandparents go crazy over their little ones! In a small way it reminds me of how they must have been when we were little!

Happy Birthday Curtis! Enjoy your song and go dance with your bride :)

chickadee said...

i think this is my first time here. just wanted to let you know i stopped by. happy new year!

Jungle Mom said...

Happy New Year!

boomama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR CURRRRRRT-IS,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Patty said...

Happy Birthday to your husband !! Happy New Year!

Jen said...

May I just say that I second the R.I.P. for Winterfest at Astroworld!?! How sad that it is there no more. A moment of silence for the Cyclone, please.

Happy New Year, sweet Amanda. May you and your precious family be blessed beyond measure!

Jen

Janelle & Ella said...

Happy Birthday Curtis!!

Astroworld is no more?! That is where my sister dragged me on a rollercoaster and I learned to love them.

Allison said...

You are such a great wife!

willblogforshoes said...

What a sweet post! Happy New Year!

Bev Brandon said...

my first date with my husband was at six flags over texas...sweet memories sitting next to him on the scrambler...and my husband and I had dinner at Bennigan's the same night you and Curt were there...

Darlene R. said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Great song!

Nicole said...

Some of our best dates have been to various theme parks. I'll do whatever I can to not completely grow up - especially now that I have kids of my own!

Suzi said...

Happy birtday to Curt! I couldn't help but laugh when you said you guys screamed like little girls on the rides my hubby can scream pretty high too and it makes me die laughing! Glad you got your mug;) Cute video,lol!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Happy Birthday, Curtis!

And Astroworld, may she rest in peace. We loved the waterpark part.

MamaCass said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to Curtis. This is such a sweet post for him. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Must have been great to have a night alone. Well I suppose there were others in the park but you know what I mean. It sound like a fun time. Happy Birthday to your husband I am sure he loved the song.
Blessings,
Linda

Praise and Coffee said...

That is great Amanda! Happy Birthday to Curtis!

Glad you had a nice trip,
Sue

Lauren said...

I just wanted to let you know that your comment about the "pop" totally made me laugh this morning!