Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

What did you do last night for your New Year celebration? We were pretty mellow at a friends house. It was a PJ themed party. The loudest we got was firing off a replica of an 1847 Walker Colt. Don't worry, just black powder and we did it in an enclosed back yard with safety goggles and ear coverings.

Below is our friend Marc taking care to load his pistol.

Here is the hubs taking aim at the shed in the backyard. Given a different outfit he could pass for a buccaneer of another time with that full beard! The beard is his winter coat and will come off in the spring.

Here's John after he fired the gun. It was tricky to get a shot of the muzzle flash and the smoke as it dissipated quickly.

We even let our kids fire off a shot or two. I did it a couple times and I have to say that gun was really heavy. I had to hold it with two hands.

Here's Jessica with her daughter and nephew. She and her husband John will be leaving for Japan tomorrow. He's with the Navy and they will be stationed there for three years. We will miss them.


Monica said...

We had a pretty quiet evening at home eating pizza, playing games and staying up past midnight. I hope you have a great new year!

Roland Hulme said...

Oh, even though I hate guns, I'm a cowboy at heart and that black powder Colt looks AWESOME!

MoneyMateKate said...

Hah, I spent the day after Christmas at a range in the Rockies with 3 handguns, 2 rifles and an assault rifle. I'd never fired a gun was a bonding experience between me and my sister's fiance. I've been wanting to do it since 1986!

I worked (massage therapy) a small, laidback party thrown together at the last minute by a bunch of folks whose travel plans were cancelled due to weather. I fixed a lot backs, taught two husbands how to take care of their wives' shoulders, and made a big chunk o' change. I left at 11:30pm and got to my apartment in the Times Square area at 11:56pm. Perfect!