January 01, 2011

Beginning the new year

New Year's Eve jam session

We decided to spend a quiet New Year’s Eve at home. Beautiful Smart Wonderful Daughter and Sailor Boy took over the kitchen and made finger foods. They dipped fresh strawberries in chocolate, baked asparagus stalks wrapped into dough, and made fancy pinwheel hors d'œuvre. Young people crowded around the kitchen table to eat and talk. Quick stirred up some kind of special macaroni and cheese. Sparkly Eyes and Film Guy arrived with cupcakes and brownies. A bunch of us worked on a jigsaw puzzle in front of the fire.

After midnight, Quick sat down at the drums. Skater Boy plugged a microphone into an amp and sang while he played his guitar. Boy in Black got out his guitar. With-a-Why and Shaggy Hair Boy took turns on the piano. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t so quiet after all.


Seeking Solace said...

Sounds like a great New Year's Eve. Happy New Year!

Jules said...

Sounds wonderfully fun!

Happy new year!

Barbara said...

It sounds amazing - I wish I could have been there.

Happy new year.

julieunplugged said...

I love this tradition of yours! The photos are always so happy!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Home is the best place--or at the home of someone you love! WONDERFUL!