Saturday, January 2, 2010
New Years Eve
We had a very eventful New Year's Eve and it was really fun! First, we went to Forest Lawn to visit my beautiful Mama's grave. We met my brother and his family and my sister and her family there. We brought a bouquet of flowers that we gathered from around our yard, some of which my mom herself planted! We love to sit on the grass there and the kids LOVE running around gathering pine cones and other things that they find to decorate the gravestone.
When we got home, our dear friends, the Frasers were here (from La Jolla!) and they took us out to dinner at our local Indian restaurant, Mahan. It was delicious, they have excellent food!
We then drove up Garfield to Huntington Drive thinking we might see some floats and would you believe, while stopped at a red light at Huntington, we saw about 6-8 floats go by? It was so cool, that we drove up to Fair Oaks, got out of the car, and waited for them all to come by again. It was really fun and pretty to see them so close!
When we got home, we found Aunt Yvonne leading all the kids in a dance/aerobics class-- they were dancing to "All the Single Ladies." When "Zero Gravity" came on, I HAD to join in with them!!!!!!
Soon it was time to get ready to go to the New Year's dance that my Dad's stake was having. We got there around 11 so that we could dance a bit and then be able to welcome the new year. They were playing some good tunes! Some good 80's disco and some good latin music.
The kids were all such troopers for how late it was! They danced and had a good time. Only Ceci was sleepy, but she stayed up until midnight with the rest of us. At midnight, we counted down and then some balloons dropped from the ceiling. It was very cool! We all gave each other New Year kisses. I think 2010 is going to be a very good year! Happy New Year to all!!