NYE 2010

This New Year's Eve we  wanted to keep it rather low-key.
We're not real big 'go out and dance the night away while ringing in the new year people.
No - we're the type who will get dressed up to stay at home and cook up a fabulous Filet Mignon, garlic mashed potatoes and french cut green beans w/ a lovely wine/champagne cocktail......
For the past 4 years or so Damon and I have stayed in watching classic movies and eating good while watching the clock strike 12.
This year was to be no exception. 
We invited a few like-minded friends (who also have children) over to partake in yummy treats, games ( we got Just Dance 2 for the Wii)
But then they canceled as they were coming down w/ "the sickness" - (fevers and everything) so we packed ourselves into the CR-V and headed out to the Valley to my sister-in-love's for some New Years Eve festiveness.....
And we had. a. BALL.
We dropped Sweet Pea off w/ her older cousins to ring in the New Year w/ a bottle of apple cider each and we were off!
 A few of her friends, my hubby + cousins & close friends = a great freakin time.
bring it on 2011!

happy 2011 Babe!


the ladies of the night = dangerous combination

best friends for life
We ended up moving our party to another party that my cousin invited us to and continued our good time up in the hills of Hollywood.
The next day we all dragged ( and I do mean dragged) ourselves out of bed to prepare for the Gumbo feast that occurs annually on New Years Day.
One of the things that I love about my family is how we all come together........to eat.
No matter what we have gone through or where we were......everyone shows up to get their grub on.
And grub we did.
There was a HUGE pot of Gumbo
My Babe made two turkey breasts and homemade gravy.
We had collared greens and black eyed peas and for dessert?
My sister-in-love Tomi's award winning Apple Pies.

look at all that crab!

black eyed peas for luck!
Although we were exhausted from the night before we had a great time hanging out w/ all of our family, the kids got to run around unsupervised and the dominoes were in full effect!
We ended up staying up til about 4am Sunday morning as I was helping my cousin clean up the kitchen and my husband was playing dominoes with his friends like he was 25 again!
Finally went to bed about 3:30am and slept until about 11am when we decided to head back home due to the rain.
Upon returning home to the polar ice caps (seriously it was 58 degrees INSIDE my house) we ate, and promptly all passed out.
Still haven't taken down the Christmas decorations but that will happen within the next few days.....
I am sad to see it go but excitedly anticipating what this year will bring!

What did y'all do to ring in the New Year?


  1. Looks like such a great time! I went to sleep at 9! LOL This pregnant lady was not even going to play that game. I know how long that would take me to recover from! I woke up at midnight because there were firecrackers going off outside, said Happy New Year to the dogs sleeping at my feet, and went back to bed. I am SO LAME! haha
    So glad yall had such a great New Years!


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