Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ringing it in!

We had so much fun last night! A couple from our Committed Couples group opened up their home to ring in the New Year. It was fantastic - it included a chocolate fountain with tons of goodies to dip it in (plus straws that were requested to just SLURP it up!) - some soups, snacky stuff to last all night long & the best part - a Karoke night! The set up is incredible to sing & enjoy each other. I laughed so hard, my stomach muscles hurt this morning!

The best part though - LOOK AT MY CAKE!!!! My Princess of a friend, Kim, made me this Belle cake. Isn't it absolutely amazing? I was totally not even expecting birthday celebrations to still be going on a day later - so the surprise of that was so good & then just the cake itself.... WOW! I didnt have the heart to cut it up! Its actually still sitting on my kitchen table. I think I may put her in the frig downstairs so she'll stay together & every time we go get bottled waters, I can say "hey" to Belle.....

Here - take a better look at her.

Here's some highlights of the night.

Here's Erica & Angie singing along. It's so funny because everyone was quick to say "I'm not singing" - but all voices were heard by the end of the night!

Getting a toast for the new year with poppers, hats, streamers, Sparkling Apple Juice ready - Kim & Jeremy were incredible Karaoke hosts too - man, to keep up with all those CD's & requests - that was a job! Thanks guys for doing all that!

Joe & Erica are ready with all their goodies. (Is Ricky ready to sneeze?) These two can get on a mic & RAP it up!!!! See why these two are also in youth ministry? Completely fun people!!!!

Bill & Angie with the most adorable baby boy!!! I know Isaac is the cutest baby in the world - but Jake is right up there with him. I love to hear him talk - he's the only baby I know that has a BASS voice... I could eat him up. And the little girl - that's Jeremy & Kim's baby... she was ready to celebrate too!!!! We didn't aim everything at her - it just sorta landed on her... but I think it makes her look even more like an angel!

And to sum up the night - I'll let you have a listen. Yes - this is my husband singing! Now, Ricky is the most quiet person in the world & was the first one who said he wouldnt sing - but once he had the mic - he was all about singing. He's a anti-camera person & would completly object against being video taped - so I had to do it on the sly... & thought it was just too cute how his feet were moving to the song the whole time anyways!!!! He laughed when I showed him the video....
We missed our other couple that wasnt able to make it... but we're all looking forward to growing with each other as a small group, with our spouses & most importantly, to grow closer to God in the future year. I couldnt imagine ringing in a year any better way - with friends & laughter... it doesnt get any better than that!


  1. Happy new year to you! I loved how you snuck hubby doing karaoke. He's got a great voice!! Seems like fun!

    Also loved your Belle cake!

  2. Okay... Ricky singing... now I totally bummed that we couldn't be there!!!!! Oh well... he'll just have to man up and do it again!!!!!

  3. Sounds like you all had a great time...and that cake is AMAZING!

  4. Sounds like so much fun! And the cake is gorg!

  5. looks like a fun night! the chocolate fountain sounds delicious! i'd probably just open my mouth and hold my head under it.

    happy new year!

  6. Happy New Year!! I love the Belle Cake!! WoW!! I too wouldn't want to cut into it!

    Sounds like you all had a great New Year!! We were really boring!! Went to dinner came home watched the ball drop and went to bed!

    Again Happy New Year!!


  7. That looks like a really fun night and a beautiful Belle cake!!!!

  8. Love the Belle cake...I wouldn't want to eat it either! Looks like you had a fun night:)

  9. Oh wow, that cake is gorgeous. I can understand why you wouldn't want to eat it. :)

    I mightily approve of straws for chocolate fountains.

  10. Stopping by from SITS. Happy New Year!

  11. I'm thrilled you like your cake. However, I'm not sure how much longer she'll keep, better eat her now!!!

    I had a great time with the gang minus two. Thanks for spending New Year's with us!

  12. that looks like so much fun! i'm glad you had a great NYE. and the cake is beautiful!

  13. Haha, what a great NYE celebration!!!! Happy New Year to you!

    And Happy Birthday too, such an incredible cake!


  14. I did NOT know you had a Cairn Terrier! We definitely need to fix our dogs up!!!

  15. That Belle cake is adorable! I don't blame you for not wanting to cut into it! It's too pretty to cut.

    Sounds like you had a great time!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  16. What a great cake! I have never karaoked before. I would frighten people and have to be completely drunk. Cuz I just shouldn't sing. And I know it!

  17. What fun night! Karaoke and choco fountain sounds like the perfect evening!

    And that cake is just gorgeous--I don't think I could have eaten it either!


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