New Year's

New Year's


submitted by: Mark Hughes



sparkling grape juice new years at homeMy wife and I have a three year old and an eight month old, so going out on the town for the big 2000 was not a real option, nor did we want it to be. We wanted to celebrate at our new home (we just changed towns and my job this past June) and with each other. 

After a sit-down dinner we had at church, we came home, put the kids to bed, slipped into pajamas and snuggled on the couch as we watched the coverage of Time Square. At about 9:30 or so, I prepared some light refreshments to ring in the new year: cheese and crackers, mozzarella sticks with fresh marinara, jalapeno poppers, mini-quiches and Welch’s sparkling red grape cocktail to wash it all down. 

It wasn’t dinner at the Ritz, but that was the point. People look at you funny when you neck and kiss in restaurants.