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Last Post of 2009

I hate to double post on a Spotlight Thursday, but it just seemed all wrong not to have a "last post of 2009" and see what everyone's doing for New Year's Eve!

We don't have any particular traditions over here. When I was a kid my family partied with my best friend's family every year. We ate food, played games, stayed up and banged pans at 12. That was fun. Hopefully as my kids get older we can develop some kind of tradition like that. But for now, since they're so young, I think the kids will end up going to bed at the usual time and hubby and I will watch a movie or two.

What are your plans for New Year's Eve? Do you have any family traditions? Anything fun you do with your kids?

Happy New Year!


Jill Wheeler said...

I got a bottle of bubbly to open when the munchkin goes to bed. Oh, and I bought the first season of Ally McBeal. I guess that's about it.

Lisa Nowak said...

My husband and I will spend the evening with some friends. There's a blue moon tonight, (the second full moon in a month) which hasn't happened on New Years eve since 1990. Some people are making a big deal about that, but Mother Nature's giving us a good soaking today, so I doubt we'll catch a glimpse of it here in Western Oregon.

Happy New Year!

Casey Something said...

Sounds like we'll be having a similar evening Jill. Have a happy one!

Despite having a moon widget on my computer, I didn't know about the blue moon, Lisa! I'll have to check it out.

Happy New Year to you both!

Heather Kelly said...

We had chinese food--ah, crab rangoons! I'm debating about opening a bottle of wine, and we are playing each other in Wii--trying to beat another's high score. I've got an early flight in the morning so I'll be in bed seconds after the ball drops. I'm trying to keep my hands off of the new books I got for the flight--City of Bones and The Book Thief. It is proving a daunting task.

Unknown said...

We always play board games. My kids are little too and they got sent to bed at the normal time, but my hubby and I will still stay up and play games. Plus there's this great older movie called "The Scarlet and the Black" that we watch every year.

kathrynjankowski said...

We have a special dinner, watch "Casablanca"(our favorite romantic movie), and toast the new year with Asti Spumante.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Happy New Year, Casey! I made chicken broth from scratch and added veges and noodles. Then I made popovers and smothered them in butter and jam. Yum.
When I was little we banged pots, too. Later, I learned of an Old World tradition of taking a broom to sweep the old year out the door at midnight and welcome the new one in. So that's been my tradition for a number of years now.

Casey Something said...

Ooo you haven't read The Book Thief yet Heather? Enjoy! Hope you have a nice flight. : )

Hi Nisa! That sounds nice. Board games are awesome. That's what we did when I was a kid too, so I'm sure we'll take up that tradition when the kids get to a good board game age.

Sounds lovely, Kathryn. Enjoy your tradition!

I've never heard of that tradition, Tricia. I'll have to see if I can look it up. I like the sound of it! I could do that while the kids bang pots.

Happy New Years all!

Katharina Gerlach said...

We have a family tradition of swapping roles. The kids pretend to be grown-ups and they take my hubby and me to bed and sing us a good-night song. Then, they sit down to watch a long film (one we chose together so it's age appropriate) and play afterwards. Half an hour before midnight they wake us and we'll prepare the drinks, count down the year and then do some fireworks. An hour later everybody goes to bed.

It's fun for the kids and we do get the treat of going to bed rather early.

Christina Farley said...

I'm so behind on my blogging being here in the States visiting family. I'm going to have to get caught up on your blog. No special traditions for me. Whatever goes I suppose.

Happy new year!

Nora MacFarlane said...

My husband is always gone on New Year's Eve. He plays in several bands, so we have a nice dinner together before he leaves for the night. The kids (20 and 12) and I always bring in the new year with a fun movie (UP this year), games, appetizers and sherbet floats. Then hubby always calls me as soon as they finish playing Auld Lang Syne.

Happy New Year!

lotusgirl said...

Nice and quiet at home with the hubby and kids. Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

I *always* stay up to watch the ball drop! It's fun! But usually just me and the husband and nothing exciting.

Casey Something said...

That's such a neat tradition, Cat! I could see the kids really loving that as they get older, and I'm always up for extra sleep. Ha! Thanks for sharing!

Hi Christina! It's easy to get behind on blog reading. I've just recently caught up but I had to be heavy handed with the "read" button to do so. I hate that!

Nora, don't you just love UP? My husband and I both cried in the first fifteen minute, and then he cried again later. Hope he doesn't see me admitting this to the public - LOL - but he's such a softy when it comes to certain things and I love it. Sounds like you had a great New Year's Eve!

That's ALWAYS nice Lotusgirl! Glad you had a good one.

That's fun, Beth! I forgot about the whole ball drop thing. We used to put that on as well when I was a kid. We don't have cable now (soo good for saving time!) or I probably would have (if I remembered, ha!).

Happy New Year everyone!