Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Years Eve

I guess were only a few days away from Chinese New Year so I dont feel that bad about posting this so late.

On New Years Eve this year we went over to Bill & Christie's house.. also known as the Lee Loft. They were nice enough to host a fabulous evening for everyone. Go over to their blog to see more pictures and all of their awesome decorations that Christie made herself! They really went all out.. It was perfect.

Thank you for having us over! We had such an awesome time .. and Im so thankful you have both become such great friends of ours here in Erie

It was really such a fun night with just friends hanging out. Here are some pictures of all of us celebrating 2008 and welcoming in 2009:


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Bill teaching Freeland & Drew how to make your own sushi

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The finished product.
Yes they had a sushi bar.. how awesome is that!

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some of the other yummy food that we all gorged ourselves on

We also played TONS of games while we waited for midnight:

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drew & freeland playing chess

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all the boys playing a serious game of dominoes

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and all of us playing cranium. Even though I said I had given up on games with large groups of people .. it was fun
and let it be known that the girls dominated

Here are some of the VIP guests that were there:

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sierra .. the sweetest dog in the world

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little Barret .. the youngest & most adorable guest celebrating new years

And here are all the girls:

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I kinda feel like were all sitting as if we dont know each other or something. But really we all love each other!

And as it turns out Cam & I wore pretty much the same outfit.. so our normal photo op was an obvious thing that had to be done:

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TWINKIES

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this is what always tends to happen when we take pictures.

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work it .. I get the feeling little baby Jennings was probably smiling too

And then we all realized it was nearing midnight so we started getting ready..
which means we popped open the bubbly

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Freeland decided to be the brave one and crack open this bottle.

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I might be lying.. but I think I remember him shaking it. So that explains everyone's reactions in the background

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it also explains why this happened

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whats new years without champagne spilling everywhere?!

Then the ball started to drop

10 ... 9 ... 8 ... 7 ... 6 ... 5 ... 4 ...

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3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

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HAPPY NEW YEARS !!!

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Should old acquaintances be forgotten, And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintances be forgotten, And days of long ago! ...

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lost more celebrations ..

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Can we all just pause for a moment and acknowledge how awesome it was that they set up a balloon drop in their house! It was the perfect touch .. I loved celebrating that way!

Then freeland & I faced the insanely fierce cold weather and made our way home so we could crash. It was such a fun night. Bill & Christie did such an awesome job hosting us! And it was the perfect way to ring in the new year!

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Whats New Years Eve without one last kiss ..

4 comments:

  1. ok#1 ilove the brown boots with black! how fun and who wouldve ever thought that brown and black together would be in style! i just bought brown boots and i cant wait to freak all these abilenians out with it!! looks like yall had mucho fuN!

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  2. I llllllooooooovvvee the balloon drop. so funny!

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  3. Wow...I nominate Kristi to be the official group party thrower for the girls group from now on! The balloon drop is genious! And homemade sushi?? WOW! Now I wish we had come back from visiting family early.

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