Happy New Year!
We rang in the New Year at Fred's Hickory Inn with some friends. This is the second year for the Inn to host a NYE party, and I hope we go back for their third year! The party included champagne, appetizers, and party favors to make midnight festive, but we also had dinner and drinks throughout the night. (Ah, that smoked sirloin will be had again...) I enjoyed a bellini and a spiced apple wine; both were enjoyable and festive and made me wish we had visited Fred's earlier in December. :)
What is funny is that we actually missed midnight here: we watched the countdown for the east coast at 11 and kissed and made noise then, and we were expecting them to replay it for the central time zone to no avail. Oh, well. We still got to make some noise and kiss a little after midnight. Then we were home and in bed by one. That is a perk to living down the street from where you were partying!
Here is to an even better 2013!