Thursday, January 1, 2009
As the New Year crawled in
It was the perfect solution on a night when babysitters are impossible to find.
The Pinches invited several neighbors to welcome in the new year with soup, wine, martinis (in virgin cocktail glasses).
The adults talked about Christmas with the families, and the children ran through the hallways searching for ghosts, while the teens and preteens strove mightily to avoid the adults.
At midnight, the group gathered in the great room, and after one false start, counted in the New Year, and finished with a chorus of Auld Lang Syne, and a champagne toast.
Happy New Year.