So Stephen and I had the HARDEST time trying to figure out what we were going to do for New Years Eve this year. I had talked to my Mom about her keeping Karly over night for the VERY FIRST time ever, but as the time got closer...both Stephen and I really didn't want to leave her! BUT we decided that we would give it a shot and mostly because my Mom told me she had been waiting a WHOLE year for this night, so we shipped little Miss Lady off to Grandma's for the night and tried to enjoy ourselves. We decided just to stay in and have a few friends over to our house so we all could party and then crash out here. I was doing my best trying to get into the old Holly "party mode" as we pulled into the garage, just having dropped off monkey buckets, when Stephen got out of the car and let out a big "awwwwwwwwwwww". I knew exactly what he was thinking...it was the first time in 13 months that we had come home without Karly. I quickly told him that I didn't want to hear that, while i was doing my BEST to try and NOT think about it. The night turned out to be a GREAT time. We played pool, drinking games, Catch Phrase, and had lots of finger foods. But you come to realize that you just can't go to bed at 4:45am and be ready to play, play, play when the little one comes back home. Good thing Karly only really slept from about 9:30pm to 1:30am at Grandma's...ooops, not sure she'll be doing this again real soon, so when we got home we ALL took another 3 hour nap. Think I still might be recovering from that one! Here's to a happy, healthy 2010!
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