Ringing in the New Year - Huntsvegas Style!

I felt spoiled rotten to have the chance to usher in 2013 not only in Alabama, but with my best friend, Carmen, and other friends at Huntsville's premiere New Year's Eve celebration.

The Hospice Family Care New Year's Eve Gala was spectacular!  The Von Braun Center was a perfect venue and brought back fond memories of hometown events when I was growing up.  Junctional Rhythm, a band made up of local doctors, did a great job getting the party started.  Then there was the food and drink - decadent hors d'oeuvres, steak and chicken dinner, and midnight champagne toasts - which added to the fun-filled evening. 

Check out these photos from the evening's festivities:

Our Crew - we clean up nice!

Flexin' our muscles.  Try to ignore the dude to my left.

With Carmen, my gorgeous best friend.  Clearly, my love of blue is wearing off on her.

I was excited to see Loretta Spencer, the first woman mayor of Huntsville who was very much a role model for me when I was growing up. This lady is sweet as apple pie.

There was a competition with the other tables to see who could stack the most champagne flutes.  The suspense was riveting.

I had a blast with these ladies on the dance floor.

Lyle and his tambourine.

Never mind the three barefoot women on stage; this is the South, after all.  Regardless, Lyle did a tremendous job belting out the song.

Awesome guitarist.  This is one of my favourite pictures of the night.