Our First New Year 2011

as husband and wife that is….

We did not plan to go anywhere. I like to stay in on New Year’s Eve so I won’t have to worry about getting killed by a drunk driver just to be safe. But my maid of honor and life time friend invited me to her best friend’s house for a New Year’s Eve Party. It’s great because we had the girls and her daughter Nicole could play with them and not be bored by all the adult stuff.

For us, the adult stuff was great! Did I mention her best friend is a wedding/event planner? That means everything was fantastic! The deer meat smoked sausage, homemade peanut clusters, chips and salsa, and much, much more. Then we played a tournament of games…pool, and crazy bridge. The winner with the most points won a prize! I didn’t win that. The loser with the least amount of points won a prize. I won that one. 🙂 Loaded dice that only roll a seven, or eleven. Perfect!

It was really nice ringing in the New Year as a family and with family friends. I, also, can’t believe both little girls made it to midnight and beyond. Wow!

The cupcakes Bridget and April made.
Nicole playing guitar.
Directions come in handy.
Especially when a blender won't work.
Jason and I will have our first anniversary in 2011.
The hosts.
Friends for life, Kristi and Kyle. I've known them both since 8th grade.
They thought they were big stuff with fancy glasses full of sparkling cider.
We stopped our crazy bridge tournament to toast 2011.
The girls were fascinated by the bubbles.

Welcome 2011! We are glad you are here. I have big plans for you.

My first photograph in 2011. The girls refill of sparkling cider. Ha!

On the count of three

1-2-3

HAPPY!

BIRTHDAY!

Lemon Cake Mom Sue made


Friends.


Food.


Family.


And fun.

A most deserving man.

On his 36th birthday.

I improvised on the candles.

I gave him a card that said…You may be the one making a birthday wish today, but I’m the one with the wish come true, and I thank God for the wonderful life I have with you. (Hallmark)

I am so blessed to be in your life.

You are definitely the yin to my yang.

Happy Birthday with love!

And hey…what do you know? Happy New Year’s Eve…..I think the world is celebrating with me (and you).

Here’s to many more years of celebrating – birthday and New Year Eves – together, with love, laughter, and family!

Happy New Year to everyone. Thank-you for reading my blog. It means so much to me to share my life with you.

May all your wishes come true as you welcome in a New Year.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.