Friday, January 23, 2009


So we decided to have a New Years Party for 2009, we meaning I, Jared just went along for the ride as usual ha ha. I had some help planning the thing from friends which was so nice. Our friend Gus made the invites which turned out AWESOME, then my friend Becky and I delivered them to everyone, we told everyone to bring appetizers and desserts and we ended up with a good variety of food which was perfect, it was all so yummy. Our friend Jenn brought the sparkling cider which I think doesn't go well for me, it made me very hyper probably the sugar rush.

Anyway, I followed Jared's dutch family tradition of making Croquettes, which look nasty put are pretty good I think. So I had never made them before so I was curious to see how they turned out. They actually turned out pretty good if I do say so myself, not bad for a first timer. So we had decided to have two "New Years" one at 10 for the early birds and one at midnight, so at 10 we whipped out the cider and that's what started the craziness for me anyway. Look at our friends in the background looking at us like we are crazy ha ha.

Here is the fun girls making funny faces of course.

Here is the guys not quite so hyped up

We did Karaoke. We got Jared and Gus to sing "Love Shack" Jared really got into it, it was hilarious. Good job babe.

The girls really enjoyed the karaoke (tone deaf and all), we sang so much that my voice was going out towards the end.

Meanwhile the kids played all over the place here they are climbing on the bunk beds in the girls room, where we had movies playing for them to watch. We also had craft tables set up for them to do.

We also got to play WII some of the older kids (men included) really had fun with that.

Here I am with my man and my cute New Years hat

Midnight came and look who made it all the way ya, all the kids (well, minus the babies, they where asleep in the pack-n-plays upstairs), the kids may have made it to midnight but I am not quite sure how awake they really were look at all their faces.

Waiting for the countdown!

We had a very fun New Years hanging out with friends. We may have to do that again. Now we are trying to get into the hang of this year, coming up with New Years Resolutions (ya, I am that person that makes resolutions). I am still kind of recovering though, I just had to watch my moms daycare for 10 days while she was in Hawaii, by the end it gave me a headache for 5 days straight and I feel like I have jet lag even though I was not on any plane, it was so exhausting. We shall get there though, we look forward to a fun filled year, this year, it will be interesting to see what it brings.

1 comment:

Lisa and Jacob said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am still trying to get into the swing of things for '09, you're not alone! Fun party, I love watching Kareoke, but could never do it, even my kids tell me to stop singing- its that bad!!