Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Goodbye 2007 . . . Hello 2008

Happy New Year, everybody!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Chris and I were lucky enough to have Pia for the 10 days leading up to the new year, and in typical Chris-Pearl-Pia style, we had a lot of activities planned for the end of 2007...

On Christmas eve, the three of us spent the day cooking a meal for 10 (turkey, mashed potatoes, honeyed sweet potatoes, stuffing, biscuits, green bean casserole, and brownies) and on Christmas day, we brought it over to Fill Up America and helped serve to those in need. In the morning we were wrapping donated presents for children, and the afternoon we served the food. Fill Up America was able to feed over 300 guests on Christmas day, and it was wonderful to be part of such a fulfilling experience.

We spent Christmas evening at home, cooking and eating a wonderfully decadent meal.

A few days later, we threw a "Goodbye 2007 . . . Hello 2008" party to celebrate 2007 once more before heading into 2008. We had over 30 friends and friends-of-friends show up for some food, some drinks, some dancing and a whole lot of fun.

On New Years Eve, we started our day by skyping with our nephew Neil. He's almost 2 and has been saying the funniest things (a mish-mosh of French and English).

We rang in the new year at the Eclectic Fever masquerade ball, a world music event, where we danced to Bhangra and Mexican Reggae and even a beatboxing MC.

Despite all the activity, we found plenty of time to relax in our matching red striped onesies.

We were sad to see Pia go but it's time for us to start working on our annual To Do Lists. We hope you are ready for a great 2008; we certainly are!


C said...

These are great pics! Glad you had so much end-of-year fun.

Rishell Graves said...

I hope I am on your :to do: list for 2008!

xiong min said...

who is Pia?