New Years Eve was the last night my Mom & Chris were at The Colorado so we made sure to live it up! Since Will was in town from Houston, he invited some of his high school best friends to join us plus we had Lorenzo and Marie Alice Monge and their 4 kiddos. (Lorenzo was the pastor at our wedding- Linebacker Jesus...remember him?) So all in all it was about 1/2 Frenchies and 1/2 Americans which was a good mix. I tend to speak more French after a few glasses of champagne ;) ALSO, my Father-in-law's birthday is Jaunuary 6th, so we turned the entire evening into a surprise birthday party for him! Here are a few pictures and some explanations...
The kids table. (My job was to decorate and that is homemade confetti!)
The Adults table looked pretty similar.
Me & Mom
When Bob ran home to "get something for Sheri," we quickly put up the birthday flag banner and birthday card. THEN, when he walked in (almost) the entire family had prepared a song to welcome him to his party. The song of choice: Genesis "I Can't Dance" - Needless to say he was really surprised and happy! Then a Frenchy conga line formed around the entire dining hall for the duration of the song.
Me & Lorenzo's wife, Marie Alice :)
Me and Little Miss Designer Nora in her Donna Karan dress- adorable!
Then Nora had a little dance party with Uncle Logan and it was priceless.
He is going to be SUCH a cute dad someday!
After a HUGE dinner and lots of appetizers and champagne soup, Logan got up and performed a few songs for everyone.
I took pictures and then little Seth, took pictures of me taking pictures :) He took the one below! Future photographer in the making?
We brought out a birthday cake and sang to Bob. (1/2 of us in English, the other 1/2 in French- it sounded horrendous!)
Then we whipped out the stash of Countdown Celebrating tools!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
There was confetti everywhere, these strange paper balls that you blew out of a tube, and tons of streamers that popped open!
And hugs and kisses...
And then.... the dance party started... and lasted until past 3am! The last ones on the dance floor were Logan, Caleb and myself...with our pastor and his wife Lorenzo and Marie Alice :) I hope we are as cool as they are after 4 kiddos!
It was such a fun celebration! May 2012 truly be a year to celebrate!