Ringing in the New Year with ChamPong by stegaliu
January 6, 2009, 10:59 am
Filed under: Friends, Holidays, Jersey, Madeline Pawlbright

This time we greeted the New Year from the shores of ol’ New Jerz!

Ahh, how the desolate beach reminds you of all the good times…oh, wait.

Amy and Kevin kindly opened their shore house to us, their respective spouses and all 3 of our dogs:


Mr. P

And Ms. Madeline Pawlbright.

Maddie looks so sad in the pic because she’s on the way home after not accomplishing her goal of making Mr. P love her.  In reality, Mr. P wants to kill her.  He wants to take his tiny little toy Yorkie teeth and rip her jugular out.  Am I being clear enough about how Mr. P would have rather bathed with snakes than ring in the new year with Maddie?  It would make you a sad puppy too.  Thankfully Chica kept her spirits up while Mr. P sat high up on the back of the couch, not joining in the fun.

The rest of us had a great time.  There was more than a few rounds of ChamPong, not to be confused with the well thought out BeerPong of your college years.  This was more lazy and thus more appropriate for this gathering.  Playing meant sitting around the kitchen table with a tiny glass of champange in the middle trying to bounce the cork into the glass.  Come to think of it, it was more like Quarters than BeerPong but there is no way to make a fun name out of Quarters.  Here’s Amy going in for the win:

And here’s her celebratory dancing in a chair:

All in all it was an excellent New Year.  Food was made:

Patrick introduced Amy to the wonders of pastamaking (expect an entry about that very soon).  I’m not sure if Amy is horrified by the pasta or really excited here.

Naps were taken:

And family and friends were avoided:

I mean enjoyed:

So Happy New Year from the Stegaliu’s!  May you have fond memories of 2008 and good things to come in 2009!


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Looks like a good time was had by all. (Oh wait, except for Mr. P. who may have wanted to celebrate by himself.) I must try playing Champong.
Love to all and cheer up Maddie, there’s other Yorkies on the Shore.

Comment by Helen Stegall

Sounds like so much fun! Your mom and I will definitely try the champong! Poor P….maybe another time. Love and Happy 2009 to all and keep the wonderful writings coming!

Comment by Aunt Linda

I love love love your little puppy! You guys look so happy and healthy! Happy New Year!!!!

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