Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Eve Part II- Red & White Party and New Year's Day

As I mentioned, we spent most of New Year's Eve Day at various thrift stores trying to find party clothes. Bobby's friend Rory had invited us to a party in Boulder, and it was a red and white theme. This was originally due to the fact that we were going to be heading to a White Stripes cover band concert earlier in the night. Once the temperature dipped to -10 however, the concert portion of the night was nixed and only the party, and the red and white theme, remained. I found a $12 dress at Plato's closet, that I will definitely be wearing a lot this summer. Bobby searched two thrift stores before we decided to go to Ross instead, where we still got out with thrift store prices. I'm particularly happy with Bobby's purchase because he looks so good in it.
I cut off our heads in this picture because the lighting was terrible. focus on the clothes, right? :)
Bobby looked up how to fold a pocket square online. I love this ridiculous red tie on him.
I think most people would look at this picture of themselves and bemoan how pale the winter has made them. I love it.

After we got all gussied up we headed out into the (very cold) night for the drive to Boulder. I was able to catch one of my closest friends on the phone during the drive. She, her girlfriend, and two other pairs of couples who are also close friends were heading to a casino to celebrate the holiday. We had a good talk and she sent my New Year's greetings to the rest of the group. When we got to Boulder we dropped off all of our staying the night things at Rory's house, and then she piled into the truck with us to go to the party. We tried to get a few pics there, but the host had done a fantastic job of decorating, and part of that involved replacing all the lights in her house with red bulbs per the theme. It made for awesome ambiance, but terrible lighting for pictures.

See what I mean? You'll just have to take my word for it that the decorations were lovely and we had lots of fun :) We left the party around 1 a.m. and headed back to Rory's house where we stayed up for a few more hours talking and listening to the William Shatner/Ben Folds album. Yes, I did just say that, and if you haven't heard it, give it a listen! It's fantastic. We were so thankful Rory let us crash at her place because driving an hour back home at 3 a.m. would have been pretty miserable. We woke up at around 9 a.m. the next morning. I was fiddling with the camera and took one of my favorite pictures ever of Bobby. Even if the white balance is crazily off, and we only had 5 hours of sleep and no showers, I still love it.

We headed out for breakfast at a really good place called Walnut Cafe. Rory had a buttermilk biscuit the size of a grapefruit, they had great coffee, but most importantly, my eggs came topped with spinach and dill sauce. It was a nice start to 2011, and now I need to find out how to hack the dill sauce recipe.

We drove home and as soon as we stepped into our apartment I got to work cleaning and doing laundry and cleaning out the fridge while Bobby went and picked up our snowshoe rentals for the next day, picked up some things at the store, and took our tree to be recycled. We were going snowshoeing all day on the 2nd, and our friends were coming in on the evening of the 2nd, so we wanted it all done on the 1st. We finished off New Year's Day downtown, and tried out a new restaurant that will definitely be visited again. All in all the 31st and the 1st were great days. 2010 was a very good year and I can't wait to see what 2011 looks like!


  1. Despite not seeing the heads in the first picture - you two make a cute pair!

  2. Thank you! I suppose it could be an artsy fashion shot, haha.