Sunday, January 3, 2010

NYE- Hop Style

Dave and I aren't much for doing the whole "going out" thing for New Year's Eve.

Well, except for the Y2K NYE...because we had been dating for a total of 6 weeks, and since it was the beginning of the 2000's, I think attendance was manditory at parties.... least, that's what we tell ourselves...

but, I digress.

We sure have come a long way from those two love birds on that Dec. 31, 1999 night.

(right now, the song Memories is crooning in my head)

So, this year we had our own little party at the Love Shack.

We hauled out our new Big City Slider Station and let A. assist in cooking some sliders.
Dave requested we do finger food- with cheese and crackers (his favorite appetizer of all time).

I put out some pepperoni- as a gluten free snack, but the boys ended up eating the whole little bowl before I had 3.

Artichoke/ Garlic salsa and chips- yum!

Dave and I also steamed our first artichoke- pretty darn tasty, but a lot of work for a little bit of eats- will probably buy canned hearts from now on.

We had sparkling grape juice w/ clear glasses- and did a family toast.

The boys raced cars in the addition (Dave almost threw his back out running and bending over at the same time).

Family picture on the "new" staircase.

C. in bed by 7:30 while Dave and A. constructed a Lego Front Loader.

A. in bed by 8.

We were asleep by 11.

Woke back up at midnight- when the jerk up the road lit off a 8th stick of dynomite.
Heard fireworks.
Went back to sleep.

Ahhhh, welcome, 2010.
Happy New Year from the Hops!

1 comment:

Brittney said...

Yum, pepperoni sounds like a yummy snack right now.

Happy 2010!