Tuesday, January 25, 2011

for auld lang syne.

Well well well, it's nearing the end of January and I've finally decided to put up my new year's post. Gosh, what can I say? 2011 has been busy and/or I've been rather slothful in regards to my blog. Nevertheless, better late than never, so here is a brief recap of bidding adieu to 2010 and ringing in 2011.

My New Year's Eve consisted of a "Decades Party," i.e. come dressed as your favorite decade. I went with the old standby of my 20s flapper-esque motif...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Approximately 70-75% of the guests may or may not have been party crashers who happened to have no clue it was a costume party, so I was definitely in the minority, but I always love an excuse to dress up so I wasn't too concerned. It was a fairly standard shindig, not too much to note, but let's be honest with ourselves, who can actually count one of their new year's eves among one of the most memorable nights of their life? Feel free to comment.

Moving on, my new year's day was actually quite delightful and more than made up for my rather mediocre new year's eve. It started off with a mimosa brunch that lasted well into the afternoon. There was quiche, monkey bread, scones, muffins, yogurt parfaits with fruit and granola...we sipped and nibbled for the better part of five hours. There might also have been a few rousing rounds of Catchphrase and our other favorite party game which involves a combination of charades, taboo and catch phrase. We have yet to give it a name, but we definitely need to do that at some point. Either way, it was a perfect way to spend the first morning/afternoon of 2011.

But the day didn't stop there. We (Crystal and myself) kept the good times rolling and headed to Meagan and Bryan's for a little wine tasting and game night. Always the party animal, Meagan's Grandma from Wisconsin joined in on the fun and proved to be quite the feisty competitor in Scene It...really strange since the Cavanaugh aren't at all competitive - ha ha. We finally called it a night somewhere around 3 AM that morning and I was beyond wiped for the better part of the next day. I just can't hang like I used to...

All in all, it was a top-notch way to start off the new year. I have every faith in the world it is going to be a great year and I look forward to everything God has in store for 2011. Cheers!!!

1 comment:

Meggers1021 said...

Nice pics Rach!! I need to get those from you and vice versa. My last group one like yours is so funny!! Good times