Monday, January 23, 2017

New Years in Brenham!

This is the second straight year we have spent New Year's Eve at the ranch! It's perfect because we can have lots of people out (the kids can be wild on the acres of land) and we can shoot fireworks! It's a win win!

We actually went up on Friday during the day with my parents. We spent the day out there- unloading a new fridge, attempting to put together a new bed frame, setting up a new twin bed, and lots of other "little" things. It was really  nice to have their help! Plus, we all just relaxed and hung out. It was beautiful weather and we got to just enjoy being there.

My parents left Friday night and we stayed the night to prepare for our company the next morning. We made a trip "into town" for a bunch of little stuff and ended up spending too much time and too much money on things we didn't actually need (who doesn't love a good half wine barrel as a side table for the porch!? Ha!).

Anyway, friends started showing up around lunch time and the kids were off and wild the rest of the day.

We did hot dogs and fruit and chips for the kids for dinner, then the adults turned them loose with glow sticks and glow balloons outside while we all sat down together for a steak dinner. It was wonderful!

We did fireworks and sparklers after, and the kids even had a sparkling grape juice toast! They loved it all!

This is just proof I had one kid who napped/slept in a pack n play! 

Julie and Heidi made Olaf cake balls- and they sang happy birthday to them! Ha!

Kids dinner on the porch! 

Kelsey loving her NYE dinner!

More kids dinner on the porch

Two of the party animals! 
Kinda makes me nervous for their future! Ha!

Love my Ford!
Especially since he will be son in law one day- this will be perfect for the rehearsal dinner!

So thankful we got to see Jill and her crew!
Love this friend and her family! 

All the kids! 

Molly and Ford

The girls!

Even Tex got a crown!

We put most to bed and half of the adults/families left. It ended up just being my BFF Courtney and her husband and Anthony and me who spent the night. It was so wonderful to just spend some time with them. We are with them a lot, but always surrounded by kids- and this was just wonderful to hang out and talk and watch Mariah Carey's NYE mishap!

Love this tradition and hope we can continue for a long, long time!

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