Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Years

This year we had 3 other families join us at our house for some goodies, guitar hero, and "forced games".  We use that term when my sister Dawn throws a party.  She always has a few home made games up her sleeve in case there is a lull in the party.  We all complain to play but secretly love them.  They always make for a fun gathering.  
Since it was my first attempt to throw a party without my family in the wings I called Dawn and she shared a few ideas with me.  They were a hit.  And believe it or not we ALL made it to midnight, including Aly.

"Mummies" and kids
Balloon stomp just for the dads

Moms and Dads had to finish the licorice lady and the tramp style
I had to put lipstick on myself as well my girls with a hot pad on my hand.
Relay race:)

We had a great time with our new Indiana friends.  Hope everyone had a Happy New Year!!


Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Look at you, party animals! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Pat wasn't even here on New Year's Eve. He got home at 12:15 am from Jacksonville, and we rang in the New Year over the phone. How cool are we?

Lee said...

Amanda it was so much fun! We totally need to do it again. I am all for fun parties!! :)

estanworth said...

I LOVE that you guys are making new friends!! Not that you don't miss Utah, but having fun people to do things with has to help!!

Alyssa Hanzon said...

I have to laugh at the "forced games" you mentioned. Every party needs a few of those. At the very least, it gets the conversation rolling. Seems like everyone was a good sport. Happy New Year.