spent the day running around picking up last minute items for New
Year's Eve dinner and prepping the house.
Aric, Ashlyn, and I rang in the New Year with small group of close
friends -Brian, Grace, James, Grace, Sam, and Patti (along with everyone's
lil' ones). It was kind of thrown together at the last minute since
none of us had any plans for tonight. Sad, huh? hehehe Regardless,
we ended up having a great time and hung out till well past midnight.
The only ones missing were Ed, Sue, and Olivia. *bummer* Wey and a
friend dropped by to say "hello", too. =)
We dined on prime rib, steamed mussels, bacon wrapped asparagus, stuffed
mushrooms, mash potatoes, taquitos, capresi salad, and chocolate cake.
Mmmmmm! The evening was really fun and bustling with chatter and baby
At one point in the evening, I sat quietly (in awe and contentment)...never
really imagining, but finally realizing, that I'm celebrating New
Year's with friends and their kids. It was pretty amazing.
kinda miss celebrating New Year's Eve with my girls back home...but
Wil and Ivy are in Paris with Tony, Oli, Aaron, and Mayu...and Cin
and Matty are in Hawaii spending it with family.
Just wanna send a big ol' squishy hug to my Bett! Miss you, girl!
you all had a safe and funfilled New Year's Eve! Wishing you all the
best for 2K3!
Ashlyn bugging sleepy Lauren
and Taylor watching Lauren play on Ashlyn's train set
(that train has a 7-foot track and takes up most of the living room...*good
and his lil' Brandon
me, Patti, and Grace
two Graces and their lil' ones
proud new parents- Grace and Brian
proud new parents- Patti and Sam
James, Grace, Lauren, and Taylor
Ashlyn in her jammies