For the first time in the history of my marriage to BN, we celebrated New Year's with other people. At least it is the first one we remember. Neither of us really drink and neither of us want to be on the road with all the people who do drink, so we've always been content to stay at home and watch the ball drop with one another. For the first 10 years of our marriage, everyone we knew was single and always went places to drink and celebrate. We didn't want to be on the road. Then we started having kids and not only do we not trust other people with our boys, but we didn't want to be on the road.
Now we have friends who have children and celebrate at home like us. This year we took our friends up on the offer to get together at their house. Children were welcome. That's our kind of partying. Yeah, I know, Woo-Hoo, right. Well it was.
The women played a game of Dominoes called Mexican Train (not sure why it's called this) and it was my first time ever playing Dominoes and I won! The menfolk all brought their personal Macs and played Command and Conquer together. The kids all played and played and played. I have to say we had a lot of fun, were in good company, and made it home safely. (they only live 10 minutes away on the back roads)
It was so exciting for our boys to bring in the New Year. They didn't have a clue what was going on until we counted down the ball dropping and Pete asked why and I explained that it was now 2008 and he asked if it was January and then he understood. I got to kiss three handsome men and I wasn't drunk.