Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ringing in the New Year

We rang in the New Year with a party at home. It was a relatively quiet event, a far cry from our pre-child days, but fun none-the-less. It was fun to watch Munchkin and his friends enjoy the celebration and traditions. We ate hors d'Ĺ“uvres, visited with new and old friends and watched the animatronic version of Dick Clark announce the countdown in New York. The kids draped themselves over the back of the couch to view the annual Christmas tree toss. Without a back deck to toss it off, we improvised by launching the tree out of the back of the truck into the front yard. I say it's an improvement because now I can watch the event from the warm comfort of the living room.

New Years' Day found us at Sanders Beach for the Polar Bear plunge. DD and his friends jumped in for a frigid 10 seconds in the lake. Munchkin and I endured a frigid 10 minutes outside, bundled up in our winter wear. That is as close to taking the plunge as I'll get. A delicious prime rib dinner at DD's parents' house rounded out the day and brought a close to the holiday season.

The holiday decorations have all been packed away. All that remains is a handful of Christmas tree pieces and orange flags marking the results of the tree toss. I think all of my Christmas wishes were granted this year. We celebrated with our friends and family, all healthy and home for the holidays. We welcomed a new nephew, born only a few days before Christmas. We received wonderful gifts for Christmas, but the best gift was the time we enjoyed with our families.

I hope your holiday season was as wonderful. Here's to a happy and healthy 2008!

1 comment:

Angela said...

I admire you for getting the Christmas decorations all put away. The hubbie and I aren't so quick on the clean-up. If it were up to him, we'd leave them up all year long.