For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with New Year's Eve. When I was little, I'd sit up with my stuffed animals and have a party with them, complete with sparkling cider that my mother would buy for me. I'd hang my brother's disco ball (left over from his prom) on my ceiling fan and put a flashlight on the floor beaming up at it. Wow...my own club! As I got older, I'd hang out with friends and ring in the new year with firecrackers and fun. And, of course, there was always Dick Clark's New Year's Rock 'n Eve and the ball drop in Times Square.
Some of my favorite New Year's memories are vacations my hubby and I took around New Year's. We've been in Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, and Miami Beach. I love how each of the different cities celebrate and watching all the people who come to the areas.
This year, it's low key at the Gibson household...but that's okay. Since we have our two new family members (Stanley and Natasha), we want to stay in with the kitties and ring in the New Year. Sure, there will be champagne and we'll watch the fireworks on TV and from from our balcony, but we're just happy that we were so blessed with so many wonderful things in 2008. Our wish for 2009 is health, wealth, happiness, and friendship for everyone!
What are your plans tonight? Let us know!
And to round out the festitivies...thanks to everyone who posted teh 170 (WOW!) comments in conjuntion with the giveaway of Simone's book PERFECT CHEMISTRY. I put all of the names in an Excel sheet, numbered them, then called my hubby and said, "Give me a number between..." And the winner is....
Please send me your snail mail address at marley @ webstuffdesign.com (no spaces.) Thanks to everyone! I think we hit a record for Buzz Girl comments! LOL!!
Happiest of Happy New Year's to all of you and we hope you'll join us in 2009 for even more fun!
Marley = )
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