Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Eve 2010

 This year our church didn't host its annual New Year's Eve Block Party. Not sure why not, but I am saddened that we didn't. So this year our family just stayed home and celebrated here. We watched football (of course, cause there's bowl games right now). And we did some fireworks. Of course we burned the Christmas tree! Does anyone else do this (or are we just crazy?)? I know I have one friend whose family does. And of course we tuned in to Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve around 11:30 so we could watch the ball drop in New York. And we reflected on what God did through and for us in 2010, as well as contemplated what He will do in 2011 (I'll share more on that in another post).

Mike lighting some bottle rockets

Will and his friend Bennie

setting the dried out Christmas tree on fire

When looking at the pictures later that night, we were all totally amazed at the shapes we saw in the fire. We all agreed this looks like a dragon. If you look closely to the top left, you'll even see the little mustache-thingy like Mushu the dragon has in the Disney movie, Mulan.

Ok, this one was just plain freaky! It looks like someone is on fire!

Amazing how fast the tree burns up! Talk about a fire hazard in your house!

the Fire Brigade... Kate pointing out some sparks in the tops of the pine trees, and Ryan making sure we don't have a runaway fire (all because we enjoy watching our dead Christmas tree burn!)

Now the boys have decided it would be fun to throw firecrackers into the fire pit, and are hiding behind the shed to watch! I suppose boys will be boys...

father and daughter

dh and me

How did you spend New Year's Eve? What traditions does your family have concerning this holiday?

1 comment:

  1. Our NYE is normally fairly quiet.. just a few friends over. We played some card games and board games... ate and visited :).


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