Everything is cleaned up from our party...
The last of the guests have almost gone home (only a few of my kids friends left here and some are leaving, some are spending the night...)
and Larry and I are getting ready to enjoy our first wonderful night of 2008 together, but first - short blog while he's checking his mail...
We had our party tonight and there were about 50 people here give or take a few. Casey's family came! When they rang the doorbell I answered and said, "hey guys, this is like 'MEET THE PARENTS!" And her Mom said, "yeah, it is, but don't worry, my husband doesn't work for the FBI or anything!" (GRIN)
They are such nice people and we had a great time talking with them. They just seem to love Dustin and we just adore Casey. Her Mom said, "they make a good little couple, don't they?" We enjoyed talking and I was impressed that her Mom brought an appetizer tray that included red pepper jelly with cream cheese and crackers (one of my favorites...)
I made my big roaster full of cabbage rolls like I normally do for new year's eve and everyone brought a dish to share. We had a ton of food here -- everything from Paula Deen's recipe for macaroni and cheese, to chili cheese dip (Brenda and Adam's recipe that I just LOVE)...and we had artichoke dip, roast beef, cakes, pies, etc. So much good stuff it was amazing. We did Dance Dance Revolution, watched football, had the piano banging away half the night, talked incessantly, drank way too much tea and coffee...and had a pile of kids and teens having an absolutely great time. (Some of the teens are still here, actually...)
We have the greatest people in the world surrounding us. So many wonderful friends. And, a good time was definitely had by all. Can't even express to you in mere words how happy I am that a NEW YEAR is here. Tonight when the clock struck midnight, Larry and I kissed and I said, "it's here honey...the old has gone, the new has come..."
We are officially in 2008 and a day of new possibilities. I'll blog more about goals tomorrow.