Wednesday, January 4, 2012

start 2012 with a blast



A blast is what we always have when we're together with our friends!

Chris hosted this year and made tons of food (tamales, yumm) and we were in charge of games.  The weather was nice, the music was perfect, we had a nice little group show up and the kids behaved so what more can you ask?

Wanna see some pics?

Here's our peeps on New Year's Eve. (If I'd been on the ball I would have gotten family pictures too)

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And darnnit I never did get Christine and DJ.  She had to work and showed up late and we got too busy socializing.  Jessica's sister and parents were there and I never got official pictures of them either, but you'll see them later.  They were very good sports during the games!

Our first game (all minute-to-winnit games!) was Stack Attack!  1 minute to stack 28-cups with one hand.

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Next we did NutStacker (like NutCracker, get it?).  1 minute to stack 8 nuts using a candy cane.

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Next up was my favorite!  Nose Dive!  1 minute to transfer as many cottonballs as possible from one bowl to another using vaseline on your nose!

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It was so funny!  Sophie was the dominator of this one!

Spoon Frog was a lot of fun (and noisy).  Catapult/flip one spoon using another into the cup.  Most in one minute wins.  James got 6 during our very first round.  Winner!

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Lastly, the High Roller game.  I think this was the hardest one of all!  Holding a popsicle stick between your teeth, stack 6 dice on top of each other.  As hard as it was, we still had four who were able to do it, Chris, Jessica, Danny, and Abby!

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We hung out a bit, talking, laughing, eating, jumping, and posing.

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Next, pinata time!  I love the looks of determination on everyone's faces, especially Caden's and Chris's!

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(Caden and Chris both celebrated their birthdays  at midnight New Year's Day incidentally!  Happy birthday to you two!)

Then we had some fun with sparklers.  Got some really fun shots too!

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And then some fireworks until it was time for Martinelli's Sparkling Cider and the Countdown (and kisses) at midnight!

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It was, I think, our best New Year's Eve party ever!  So much fun and so grateful for the friends we were able to spend it with.  Love you guys!

And Happy New Year to you all!


Christine #2 said...

The pictures came out so awesome! It was such a blast! I can't wait for us to all get together again. It really was the perfect night, and the best way to celebrate, with my family and best friends! Yay!

Christine said...

Love all the photos!!! It was a blast. I vote we do it again way sooner then December!!!

Liz said...

I love the minute to win it and haven't seen it in ages looks like so much fun.
Happy 2012

Casey Lu said...

Happy New Year to you too! Looks like everyone had a blast!