New Year's Eve and a New New Year's Eve Ball


Happy New Year's Everybody! "What are you doing this New Year's Eve?!" Look at the "New" New Year's Eve Ball. Isn't it beautiful. Waterford Crystal and it is double the size of previous balls. Wow. I'm looking closely because I haven't been known to make it until midnight the last few New Year's. In fact, seven to be exact, the same number as the Twins... Just thinkin'.... ;)

We're hunkering down for more family time. Lots of games with the Tigers, "TouchDown Taco Dip" there's a shout out to my Pampered Chef friends. Love that recipe. And it is Bowl Game time. I may dream of being at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans a little bit.

Mostly I get reflective and will be thinking about 2008 and how blessed and thankful I am and then I will look onward to 2009 with great anticipation for what God has in store in the days ahead. I'll take a little time to myself in my pensive mood to write it all down.

The Tigers will still go to bed near their bedtime. As for Mountain Man and me, we will go to bed at our usual time too. Gone are the days of staying up until midnight waiting to watch the New Year's Eve Ball drop in New York City. At least right now and that's ok. ;)

Here is a little linky fun for New Year's Eve, Times Square New York City! They really know how to celebrate in NYC. I've never spent a New Year's Eve there, have you?

What are you doing with your last eleven hours and twenty-eight minutes of 2008?

p.s. Thank you to all of my readers and friends. You are a great encouragement and blessing to me. I love visiting your blogs and interacting. I do visit each of you and appreciate you. Looking forward to the 2009. Bloggy blessings and best.

Warmly,

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13 comments:

Shannon said...

2008 went by quickly, didn't it? I'm with you, we rarely stay up for it anymore, lol. Guess that means we are getting old, huh.

Sarah said...

We are pitiful--we are usually asleep by 10:00pm with no intention of even wathing the clock turn!

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi friend~ We love a party, so we're having some family friends over for snackcs and games and fireworks. If it goes like every other year, everyone will probably leave around 11:00 - because we're getting too old and tired to stay out so late! :-)

James and I will be up cleaning up, so we'll ring in the new year together. Like every year. :-) (And, we'll TiVo the ball dropping so the kids can see it in the morning.)

Happy New Year to you, my friend!

Journey on! said...
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Journey on! said...

Wow- I hadn't thought of the new ball yet in times square- waterford crystal- its beautiful- makes alot of sense to re-do the New Years ball this day in age LOL- I guess I never get to stay up to see it either=) I will try to make a point tonight! Happy New Year!

Colored With Memories said...

we too we'll be sleeping....as we have since our kiddos were born too...

funny...i haven't seen a july 4th fireworks show since then either...are we lame or what!?!

it's been good getting to know you this year...happy new years!

Nancy M. said...

I do usually stay up and watch the ball drop with Dick Clark. My son stays up with me, not sure about the little one, though. That's about 4 hours past his bedtime. Happy New Year to you too!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hey Carolina Mama! I usually fall asleep right around 10:30pm - 11:00pm but this year I AM GOING TO STAY AWAKE, I AM GOING TO STAY AWAKE, I AM GOING TO STAY AWAKE, I AM GOING TO STAY AWAKE....maybe if I say it enough it will really happen (LOL)! We are having a little buffet tonight with family. Maybe I will get to see the big ball drop - maybe not. I'll let you know if I make it! Happy New Year's!

Melanie said...

As we are in A Colorado ski condo, I have fixed a simple meal of spaghetti in a crockpot and green beans on the side!
But there will be skiers coming down the mountains tonight with torches to bring in the New Year so that should be exciting!
I'm truly looking forward to moving forward in God this year in a way I never have!

Tammy said...

It's so hard to believe that 2008 is now coming to an end. Where in the world does time go when you are a grown up???? I mean, I thought I would NEVER get out of elementary school and here I am with kids in elementary school!

Blessings to you and Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Happy New Year Friend!!! In Florida, my in~laws went to a "swanky" party.... while we took our kids on a date to dinner, fireworks and home to bed. I really wanted to be able to start the new year with my morning quiet time & knew that wouldn't happen if we stayed up till 12! :) Happy New Year!!!!

50s Housewife said...

Happy New Year! We did make it to midnight, but I think we were asleep by about 5 minutes after. :)

Shonda said...

Happy New Year!

I look forward to visiting in 2009!!