Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012 ~ Romper Room Style!

Sarah and Mark invited us down to Richmond for a New Year's eve overnight celebration with the kids. They have the perfect house for a big party, with plenty of room for everyone to stay over, and we were so excited to catch up with everyone since it had been since October in California for Chelle's wedding since we last got together.

We arrived around 2pm and got settled in for a weekend of FUN! The afternoon was spent enjoying drinks and plenty of appetizers, playtime in the basement, catching up with Alevia's parents and feeding the little ones. After the kid's dinner, they all played for awhile until it was time for the real party to start! :)

It was finally bedtime! A parent's favorite time of day. :) We each set off to put the kids to bed, but not before Mr. Colwell took a few group shots for us.

 The kids went down easily, each practically with their own bedroom. Romper room had tuckered them out, apparently. We whipped up some of Rochelle's Holiday Gin Fizzes and toasted the New Year as Mark put the finishing touches on the incredible dinner.

Pre-dinner photo op:

We ate smoked turkey, roasted brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce until we were stuffed. It was delish! It didn't even feel like 10pm. We cleaned up and put together the breakfast casseroles for the next morning, before settling on the couch to play some charades and watch the cheesy New Year's specials on tv. 

We all made it to midnight before calling it a night. Such a fun day and evening with life-long friends. Couldn't ask for a better way to start the New Year.

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