In honor of birthdays and gift giving, we decided on a white elephant exchange. The gifts were quite creative: a pineapple, a flash drive that looked like a BMW key, Sky Mall Magazine/ Southwest Peanuts/ Deck of Cards (me), a One Direction bobble head, an angry bird, New Mexico socks. The most popular item was the pineapple until someone pointed out that you would end up sharing the pineapple with everyone. I was happy to hold onto the BMW flash drive.
We played all sorts of board games but as the night went on, the boys, of course, got tired of their nice clothes and continued to take off layers while the girls, of course, got cold and put on more!
As the clock struck 12, the champagne toast was made and poppers and horns came out to ring in the New Year! And lastly, we lit the candles and sang "Happy Birthday" to Austin.
Here is to a great 2013!