After a big trip to NYC, we decided to keep it low key for New Years. Low key for us though means Molly driving 5 hours to Baltimore to pick up Tate and Avarie while Todd spends the day running errands and cooking dinner and dessert for a party. That's why we are a team - because when I say "dinner and dessert" I really mean chicken and penne for the kids, shrimp and grits for the adults, and a layered peppermint cheesecake for dessert. Oh, you know, just dinner and dessert :)
The McCartys and my co-worker/Avarie's teacher/ my friend Laura and her family came over. Nana and Paw Paw were there for a bit but Nana was still recovering so they had to leave early.
The kids partied like crazy, pretty sure they put us to shame. The benefit of having a full band practice area in the basement is that it's easy to create a dance party that anyone can love.
The girls getting ready for the big countdown.
Morgan was a little frustrated with the party but she turned that frown upside down in no time.
The kids taking a turn at Todd's drum set
Bridgette, Laura and I as we rang in 2012
Happy New Year!