Every year, we spend New Year's Eve with our oldest friends (when I say 'oldest', I don't mean by age, I mean that we've known them our entire married life), Jim and Melisa. Last year, our brother-in-law turned 40 on NYE, so we went to his birthday celebration, so Jim and Melisa came to our house the day after Christmas instead. This year, we went to Jim and Melisa's house. We got to their house around 5pm. They were in the kitchen making pizza. YUM.
Luckily, our boys are great friends and enjoy hanging out together. from left: Melisa and Jim's younger boy, older boy, and our boy.
Every year, our boys play video games while we play Spades. It's always Girls vs. Boys. And most times, we girls let the boys win. It's good for their egos. ;) However, Melisa pulled out an old notebook that showed that we won, proving that we DO have a strategy and we are as good as we say we are!
The old notebook...notice the score...527 vs. 95...were they even playing the game that night? We decided to use the old notebook to bring us luck.
We figured, if all else failed, we could dazzle them with our beauty.
Let the game begin!
Scott* thought that using his light-up hat would bring him luck...he was sorely mistaken.
Oh yeah! Our first trump of the night! Stomping on some ace action! Go Melisa!
Apparently, beauty + brains overpowered the boys.....Victory was ours! Score....Girls 1; Boys 0
Woot Woot! Go girls! We turned on our cheerleading skills. The guys were just jealous they didn't have a great clap like we did. Go! :clap: Girls! :clap: Go! :clap clap:
True to form, we 'let' the boys win the second game. Scott was trying to justify their loss. It fell on deaf ears.
It's a balancing act, dontcha know? It's our secret to being married 24 years (Melisa and Jim got married 8 days after we did.)
After eating some great food, including these delicious cupcakes:
...and playing a couple of games of cards....
we toasted the new year....
Then, around 1:30am, we decided to call it a night. (we spent the night to keep off of the roads, esp since we live 90 min away.) Roxie even was exhausted from cheering on Team Girls!
The next morning, we were treated to a delicious breakfast of cheese and spinach quiche, breakfast pizza, blueberry muffins, and cinnamon rolls. After sitting and chatting for awhile over many cups of coffee, Scott and I headed home.
Happy New Year to everyone! May your 2011 be filled with many blessings. :cheers:
*I decided to stop calling Scott "The Man" in my blog. It's my resolution for 2011...it's one I know I won't break. ;)