Friday, December 31, 2010

new year's eve

before i begin, this is what happened five minutes before everyone arrived. party started at 7:00pm...yup, sweet little lyla fell asleep right there on the floor as we were doing some last minute preparations. luckily, we laid her down in our bedroom right before our guests had arrived. i think she got about an hour power nap in which we were thankful for considering we knew she'd want to party till midnight with the rest of the kids, err i mean, adults.

so everyone arrives with kids in tow and a dish to share. as usual, jay grills out the meat (most of the time it's pork tenderloin...this time it was wrapped in bacon and yum-o) while everyone just brings a side. we had a great spread, bellies were filled, and the kiddos played all night long. here are some pics...after a couple of hours pass by, we all decided to head downstairs to the man cave where jay had the "dance dance revolution" set up on the wii. let the games begin!! everyone gave it a go, and it was hilarious to watch. soon the little munchkins wanted in on the fun as well so we let them have their turn. again, hilarious. here are some pics...a few more hours passed and soon it was 15 minutes until the countdown for midnight came near. the girls hung out in our bedroom as abby showed anna and ellen how to play angry birds on her ipad. pretty funny, right? then everyone met in the den where we got the champagne toast ready for the adults and sparkling white grape juice for the kids. champagne flutes were held high as we all formed a circle and toasted each other. we counted down and screamed, "happy new year!!" as we kissed the ones we love. soon after, we let the kids go out on the back porch and light some sparklers for fun. they each got to chose between red, blue, or green ones and giggles as they lit up the dark night sky.it was a great night and although 2010 was a damn good year for us, i can only hope and pray that 2011 is even better. so cheers to each and everyone...may you have a healthy and prosperous year!! love, the douglas family

6 comments:

Blue Momma said...

We had a great time!! Let's see...when is the next holiday...shall we meet at your house at 7pm for MLK day???

A Mom to Two Lil' Ones said...

Looks like somuch fun! Happy New Year!

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Elizabeth said...

Looks like ya'll had a great New Year's!!! I used to love to go out and party the night away, but there is something so satisfying about relaxing with friends at someone's home with your kids by your side :) There's nothing better! I hope the Douglas family has a wonderful 2011!!!

Kim said...

@bluemomma- we're coming to your house for MLK day!! :)

@anne- happy new year to you too!

@ellie- couldn't agree more! XOXO

Alice's page said...

I love family parties and stories. Your blog is very cool!