Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Year's Eve celebration.


The past several years on New Year's Eve, we have gathered at the home of our good friends Wendy and Randy and rung in the new year with their family and some of their other friends. My friend Wendy goes all out with her food, decorations and party favors, and we always have a wonderful time. This year was no exception.

Our wonderful hostess Wendy and me

Wendy's husband Randy (far left) and Robert (far right) with some of the other men at the party

Dots and a few friends enjoy some of Wendy's delicious dinner. I can't believe I neglected to take a picture of the bounteous spread of food Wendy served (beef tenderloin, boiled shrimp, fabulous shooters of black-eyed peas - it was as beautiful as it was tasty)

Vivian enjoyed herself at the party too! (Even though she insisted upon wearing her pink Rudolph nightgown on top of her clothes. *sigh*)

Dots and friends don some of the hourly party favors

Randy rolls out long swaths of bubble wrap for everyone to stomp at the stroke of midnight (11:00 central time - we celebrated with New York)

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2011

Happy New Year!

Here's to a happy, healthy and productive 2011!


Kathi said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful celebration. Kathi

Sherrie said...

Happy New Year! It looks like a great party.

JMW said...

LOVE the bubble wrap idea - how fun is that?! We rang in the new year with friends as well. Cheers to a safe, happy and healthy 2011!

bevy said...

I'm with JMW. Bubble wrap - that's the best idea! Young and old alike love popping that stuff!

Happy 2011!

3 Peanuts said...

Looks like fun party and the food sounds delish. YOur Christmas also looks fabulous. Hope you got my email. Harry won silver at the tourney:)

Grove Gal K said...

I LOVE the bubble wrap idea!

Jessica Ryan said...

fun fun fun... love the bubble wrap idea!

Tote said...

What a great way to ring in the New Year! Great pictures, you captured the essence of the party.


Tami said...

I love New Year's Eve celebrations that are festive and include the children and great friends and food, looks like you had everything!

Your Christmas pics were great too. So fun to have a white Christmas. I too have quit down hill skiing, and have gone Xskiing and snowshoeing. Much better without all the snow boarders and skiers racing around me.
Thanks be to God for Vivian's recovery and having her happy and healthy at Christmas.

cotedetexas said...

I love the bubble wrap idea! that's adorable!!!!!!! why does everyone love that stuff??? the mystery of all times. I wish I had thought of that years ago.

i love vivian's new portrait. she looks so grown up in it!