Austin has duty which means he's been on base since 7:30 am and WILL be there until 7:30 am in 2009. Which means...no New Year's kiss for me at the stroke of midnight. The kids and I spent a couple hours in Toys R Us spending their gift cards and then we grabbed some dinner for Austin and visited him on base while he does his "priestly duties".
On our way off base, we stopped by Summer and Jonathan's friendly abode to pop some poppers, bash a pinata and prance around with sparklers. We celebrated the new year at 8:35 with strawberry cake by Summer and shirley temples made perfectly by Jonathan. That family is one crazy bunch of funnies. I love it! They are so free flowing and sporadic! The kids danced to 80's music until it was time to go home. My stomach was acting up and Isaak needed to get home in his own bed. Thanks K familia!
So now I'm sitting in my bed with Austin's laptop, we're watching Daddy Day Care and the kids are playing with their new toys they purchased today. I had them make pallets on the floor so we can have a slumber party. I got the fancy martini glasses out so we can toast to 2009 (if we can stay up that late) with our sparkling clementine bubbly!
It should be a fun night. We miss you lover, come home soon...or maybe just next year :)