Saturday, January 3, 2009

SHOW & TELL - NYE 09

I was not planning on having a New Year's Eve party.  At all.  I was expecting Kevin's mom and sister to come over for chili and board games.  That was it.  A simple non-event.  


By midnight, however, there were about 25 people standing in my basement hugging and kissing one another as the ball dropped.  So sweet, but where the hell did they all come from?  Once the magical minute was over, the board games and cocktail drinking resumed.  

Oh yeah, and a hula hoop contest.  That was definitely the highlight of the evening.  

The luxury "Knight Rider" party bus stopping at my house was another highlight - worthy of its own post to be discussed at a later date.

What began as a quiet, intimate evening ended up as a raucous party comprised of the most random assortment of our family and friends.  

The night was a perfect and unexpected reminder of the blessings in my life.  Although we still do not have a child to brighten our days, Kevin and I are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends, neighbors, and family to lean on and play with.  

So if you were here that night and are now reading this, please know that I love you for exactly who you are.  And if you weren't here that night and are reading this, please know that I love you for exactly who you are too.  

Here's to a wonderful year... 

12 comments:

Cassandra said...

The party we attended for NYE also had chili. It did not have a hula hoop contest. That would have been way better.

WiseGuy said...

Hope you had a wonderful time...and have a very happy 2009!

My New Year's Eve was high for just one moment - when I was playing computer games at my host's place. :(

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Glad you could find joy and happiness in the evening. Sounded like a lot of fun. (Here from Show and Tell)

Delenn said...

Ohh...Scrabble! (My husband and I have been playing that the last two nights). Board games and friends--a wonderful combo. Glad you had a great time!

My Reality said...

I think the impromptu party can be the best kind!

Happy New Year to you!

Queenie. . . said...

The best parties are always the ones that you didn't plan at all. It sounds like a blast.

Kristin said...

It sounds like a fabulous evening. And, "the luxury "Knight Rider" party bus stopping at my house was another highlight"...please, please share that on a Show and Tell day so I can make sure I won't miss it.

Cara said...

I have to say that THAT is usually the best kind of party. Truly authentic!!!

Glad you had fun.

Tarahville said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to ring in the new year. Surrounded by fabulous people who love and care about you!

Happy New Year! :)

Tara said...

What an awesome night! Hula Hoop contest...I need to bust that out at our next neighborhood gathering!

Best Wishes for 2009

Stacie said...

Your party sounds like a load of fun! I am intrigued by the hula hoop contest. I would love to see some of my family and friends in that! Thanks for sharing!

Coffeegrl said...

Sounds like a rockin' NYE! I'm jealous :)

 
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