Friday, January 9, 2009

New Years 2009 with friends

The night started out with a friendly game of "Texas Hold em" with our good friends the Wallihans and Matt and Melody. The Wallihans are visiting us from America. Matt and Melody are teachers at Acacia's school. No money was involved so there was no breaking of legs or anything. We purchased this game quite some time ago for the outrageous amount of $1 and this was the first time we played it. It was a lot of fun.

We accidentally set the clock ahead to convince the little ones that it was already midnight. They were completely fooled and were bamboozled into giving each other a hug and then departing for their rooms for a night of slumber. Man, they are so gullable.

Here it is hugfest 2009!!!! Acacia, Anna, Jessica and Jacob you ROCK!

However, prior to all this time deception was the fireworks display. We lit this paper air lantern and watched it float up in the night sky.

The kids holding the lantern while it fills up with hot air. They are very excited to see it float away. It also can get a little hot holding it that is why they are kind of turning away.

We hired a pyrotechnics expert to launch all our fireworks, oh wait just a second, that is Shelly. Be careful Shelly!!! That stuff is hot!

Annapurna showing off her sparkler. Happy New Year sweetie!

More pyrotechnic wizardry in action. You can't see it, but there were lots of ooohhhs and aaahhhhs. Still shots just can't capture that.

Brett Wallihan helping the little ones to light their sparklers. After they were lit they ran around the street waving their sparkler all around. It brings back memories when I was a little kid during the New Year. I loved running around the streets with a piece of metal on fire.

Acacia striking a New Years pose. You look beautiful honey. Happy New Year to everyone. Thank you Wallihans for coming to visit us and help us ring in the new year. Thanks Matt and Melody for joining us to celebrate 2009.
Best wishes to everyone in 2009 Love the Faucett family


Peter Varvel said...

Ah ha ha! You're so evil for fooling them with the time clock change!
Absolutely gorgeous photos, as always!

Carmen Goetschius said...

Here's wishing you a bright, bright new year full of surprising peace and joy and, as ever, the profound grace of our loving God!