Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Eve Par-Tay

Hope and I decided we should host a New Year's Eve Party at the last minute. Hope had already declared the day as pj day for her and Love. She then suggested we ALL wear our pjs to the party. And, well, this family is just cool like that...to pull off a pj party on New Year's Eve. Ha! I was really surprised how many of 'em showed up in their jammies.

We had quite the spread, there wasn't enough room for all of the snacks, sweets, and savories. We went through 8 pounds of deer chili. Nobody accused us of being lightweights when it comes to food.

We played a game called Things...it was pretty interesting. I think we may know each other on a entirely different level. We also did a few reflection questions at the beginning and read them at the New Year. Our questions were:
1. Use 3 words to describe your 2009.
2. Your biggest unexpected obstacle in 2009.
3. Your best thing that happened in 2009.

The answers varied some really sweet, some really silly and some just plain will break your heart.

I could not imagine a better way to ring in the New Year than being surrounded by family. Family. We stand together, one dysfunctional arm in another... for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, in surgery and in seizures, in studio and in strike...we have been perfectly placed together into this crazy wonderful family.
My little hostess and me
The little ones in their super cozy pjs...just too much cuteness at one party
Mi Mi in her crown ...who totally sold Faith and I out during the game
Little Love
These two...well, that is a post all its own...let's just say Matt spoke to Faith in
a way only he is capable of doing on the love seat.
3 of my sweet monkeys
How sweet is this? Matt and our little girls
MaMa "showing her teeth"...for the record totally made it til midnight.
At least her eyes were open...
Hope and Baby J
Big Daddy sharing the most delicious non alcoholic pina coloda ever
~props to Matt the secret is in the Blue Bell
Uncle Greg looking mighty festive :)
Uncle Kevin and Grumpy...apparently a lot was going on at Eb*y last night
Just fyi...Grumpy had not been drinking...this is his happy face :0)
Bambi and Aunt Julie
Another sweet pic
Hunter and the Backyardigan Austin (according to Bella)
Group Photo take one...an after thought is to move the paper towels
Another shot where Dad and I switched
Matt and Heather working it
Aunt Jan and Uncle Greg
Ninnie and Baby J
Paw Paw and Bambi...nice TCU pjs
Grumpy and MiMi
First photo of 2010...love this little family of mine
Happy New Year!


So, for the year 2010 my vision is gonna be:
He must become greater; I must become less.
John 3:30
Oh, and..."Act your wage."
~Dave Ramsey

3 comments:

Julie said...

We had such a good time last night! Thanks for putting it all together...and the pj's was such a great idea!

Angie said...

OK, you guys are the most partying family I know! Jammies...great idea! Happy New Year!

Faith(: said...

What a fun night that was with all the family(: except when matt released gas on me! haha