Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

We rang in the new year with our close friends, Jill and Adam, and Christa and Aaron. I don't know how long it has been, but we've been "ringing in new years" with these special friends for quite a number of years now. No gathering is complete without food, and we had plenty of it! We started with appetizers, had a chocolate fondue, and then finished off with Jill's New Year's Cookies (aka fritters). Throughout the night, the boys decided to do a "Around the World" beer tour, in which they sampled beers from different parts of the world. Jason printed off scoring sheets for each beer, and Aaron shared information he had researched on each one beforehand. He even found out how to say "cheers" in each country's language before they drank each sample. Right before midnight, we turned on the t.v. to join the countdown and watch the ball drop. Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without games- we played Perpetual Commotion until about 1:30am! Earlier tonight, we joined the Lee and McCreary families for dinner. It has been so long since our families have spent time together- it has been so long overdue! It was wonderful to catch up with these great friends!
A Blessing for the New Year (taken from Dayspring)

Lord, as a New Year begins
We come to you and ask for your blessing
We pray that you would give us joy to fill our days
And peace to fill our hearts and love to fill our lives.
Thank you for the plans you have for us in the New Year.

We thank God for you and pray that your new year is blessed in every way! Happy 2010!


JHRME said...

Wooh you guys are quite the partiers. Definately did more than we did!

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