Oh, and as if my suitcase wasn't full enough, Diana and I got some good shopping time in with Jen where I stocked up on a few too many shirts, and of course I had to stop by Half-Price Books where I bought...well, ten books. But they were all clearance! AND an extra 20% off!! I HAD to buy them! I also had to borrow a small suitcase from the Vaughns to then get myself and all my crap home. Totally worth it.
You know what one of my favorite things to do with old friends is? Totally play board games. We love them. This time around we gave Settlers of Catan a try, and I have to say it was a rousing success. I'm a little scared of the expansion packs, though...this thing could get out of control. Enough cannot be said about plenty of chill downtime with good friends. Love you guys. I'm getting all mushy, so let's move on to the festivities.
In celebration of Trinity successfully completing an entire year of his crazy experiment known as The Book, the Vaughns threw a New Year's bash at their place to celebrate the coming of 2010. I think the evening is best told in a small photo series, and if you want even more, you can catch the full photo show here.
We invested in sparkly clothes for the New Year. Definitely a hit.
Kicking the night off with fancy red bubbles the Vaughns brought back from their trip to California.
My Christmas gift to Trinity from Mexico had to make an appearance.
Our charming hosts for the evening...and wee hours of the morning.
Living room dance par-tay!
More crazy dancing...or at least attempts at it.
Duncan loves parties...he's in full-on begging mode.
Sparklers are fun! And we only had two burns for the night.
You can catch the full photo show here. Lots of dancing, lots of bubbles, lots of fun. Here's to 2010!