Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year's

Time to ring in a New Year. Only this year, we will ring in a new DECADE! What's one to do with that??? Party like it's 1999 of course. And, we did just that!

We have a tradition with some friends on New Year's. We all get together for finger foods, drinks, and lots of memories and laughs. We watch the ball drop, count down and toast in the New Year. With 11 adults and 12 kids, it was sure to be a good time. And, a good time it was.

We all shared a lot of laughs, told a lot of stories, most of which were probably true. Beer spewed, coke spilled, food ate to the point that we were stuffed, and we still laughed some more about it all. The kids had their sparkling apple cider in their "kids" wine glasses, courtesy of Tonya. They loved that!

I am so blessed to have such great friends to carry on these traditions with. The biggest blessing this New Year's was that David and Linda was able to join us in the celebration.

As midnight approached, we topped off, or refilled, our champagne glasses. We counted down from 10 while watching the ball drop. Then, we raised our glasses and toasted the New Year and great friends. All of the kids thought it was great to go around the room toasting everyone's wine glasses. We were more than happy to oblige. And, of course, the night wouldn't have been complete without a phone call from Stacy that had us ROTFL.

We woke up New Year's Day singing, "I gotta a little crazy last night." We had a great time. I am so thankful for all my great friends and the times we share together. We laugh together; we cry together; we share our lives together; and, sometimes, we get a little crazy together. I love you each and every one for all that you are and all that you bring to my life. Happy New Year's!