Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Our New Year's Eve

Well, I had big plans for finishing some organizing and cleaning on this, the last day Andrew is home. But at 4:30a.m. I woke up to Andrew coming back to bed after being very sick. So needless to say, our day is not going as planned. Oh well, the boys and I have enjoyed putting together puzzzles and reading books - now they are playing with their cars on the floor of our room - Andrew is sleeping in the guest room at the other end of the upstairs. :)

We had a small, fun New Year's Eve party (at least until Andrew came down with the flu). We had 2 of my sisters and 1 of my brothers and their significant others. We played Trivial Pursuit, Dutch Blitz, & Play Station (for the guys), ate too much food, and watched the ball drop (poor Dick Clark - that was pretty bad).

I did all of the food. For those of you interested, here's the menu I came up with while standing in the store yesterday afternoon :): cocktail shrimp (they were buy 1 bag get 2 free!), queso, guacomole (well, Liz actually made this when she got to my house :)), and salsa with tortilla chips, bacon wrapped beef smokies, and honey fruit and nut brie w/crackers and bread cubes. I made chocolate fondue (I actually used white and dark swirled chips which made it not quite so rich) for our sweet and served it with angel food cake cubes, shortbread cookies, brownie bites, and strawberries.

We ususally do a bigger party but we have been so busy that I just wasn't up for it and this was the perfect way to ring in the new year. Who knows, it might even become a tradtition!


Mob said...

Hope Andrew gets better soon. The flu is the worst. The fondue sounds so good!

Monica said...

You'll have to explain the Dick Clark comment. I'm intrigued.

We had some kids up at 4ish crying that they were going to throw up but never did. Hopefully, we will escape!!

Happy New Year to you.

Alaina said...

Hey Monica - I guess Dick Clark had a stroke sometime in the last year. He just looked (too much botox it seemed) and sounded awful (could barely enuciate anything!). It was so sad - not the way I would think he would want to be remembered.

Hope you escape the flu also - Patrick came down with it today and I haven't been feeling very well either - perhaps it's just the impending doom of knowing that we will all likely get sick soon... :)

Alaina said...

Okay, evidentally I can't spell :) - enunciate.