Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Two different New Year's Eve Celebrations

New Year's Eve is my least favorite holiday. The pressure of finding something fun to do throws me right back to Friday night in tenth grade. Therefore, I was thankful that Hafidha and Michael hosted a Young Old People's New Year's Eve party. We came, we ate we hung out, we played games, we watched the ball drop, we played more games, we left.

Dan, Michael (who had many New Year's libations) Hafidha.
Sabrina and Brett
Jan and Dan
Sabrina and me. We're all wearing those funny crowns because they came in our festive crackers. The headgear was my favorite part as my cracker prize was a large plastic paper clip and my joke didn't make sense. But that blue crown? Made my night.
Sabrina brought and cooked this turkey, which was delicious. There was a lot of good food that I forgot to take pictures of. I also didn't take pictures of our rousing game of Apples to Apples which we played with more than 10 people. It is a good party game as it allows people to join at any time and it takes about 30 seconds to learn.
Mark and Amanda, who were kind enough to give me a ride home from the wilds of Vancouver.
After midnight, we broke out the Twister. It was incredibly fun, and my yoga practice came in handy.

Matt and Jeff, Ramon and Heidi did the First Run. It was a 5-K that started at midnight. Their times were better than when they were in the Bo-peep and sheep costumes.....
...despite the fact that Jeff hurt his ankle, Ramon had back trouble and both Matt and Heidi were sick.
Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Sara K. said...

I agree...it always seems like the need to create some BIG night...and mine are never all tat great...

The party definitely beats sitting at home with my parents and officially celebrating at 10:00 Boise time - since they wanted to go to bed! We did have sparkling apple cider! And well done to those runners - that is REAL dedication!!!! -S