Welcome 2017!

We ring in the new year very differently than we used to. For example, seven years ago, I celebrated the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010 at a big party at a hotel in downtown San Diego with a bunch of my girlfriends. We drank, we danced, we laughed, we crashed. This year, we did still party, but it was at our house with our neighbors and all of our kids. Admittedly, we did drink (a little) and we did laugh (a lot). But we also watched a large group of kiddos play and run and cry and poop and get into everything imaginable (including Amazon Fresh bags and gardening stakes in the garage!). And we did crash – right before midnight! All in all, it was a great way to end 2016 and ring in 2017. We love our neighbors and we loved having everyone over at our house. And even though the kids are crazy, it is so much fun seeing them all have fun together.

We officially rang in the new year at 9pm (New Year’s in New York), but the party continued for a few hours after that until each mama, daddy, and kiddo was at home in bed. Vivian partied hard until the end, but Lillian slept soundly in her bed through the entire gathering (well, except for waking up every 2-3 hours to eat).

Here are a few pictures from the party. In total, we had 22 adults and 14 kiddos (ages 0-6) at our house. So fun!

Party People

Party People

More Party People

More Party People

Some of the Baker Ranch Mamas

Some of the Baker Ranch Mamas (and Kiddos)

Black and White Baker Ranch Ladies

Black and White Baker Ranch Ladies

Baker Ranch Kiddos

Baker Ranch Kiddos

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Lil's First NYE

Lil’s First NYE

Chambers Sisters Ringing in 2017

Chambers Sisters Ringing in 2017

About Carrie

I'm a Midwest transplant in SoCal...spending my time exploring, questioning, reading, writing, baking, skiing, and running.
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One Response to Welcome 2017!

  1. Diane says:

    It sounds like you guys had a really great time with a lot – and I mean A LOT – of good friends! You are very fortunate and positioned quite well for a grand 2017.

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