If I can reminisce for a moment, I can remember bringing in the new year when I was younger by going over to the neighbor's house to shoot fireworks. And most of the time we made it to midnight. Once I got a place of my own, I pretty much watched the ball drop at eleven, and then was in the bed. There was that one year that we had a big bonfire and shot fireworks, and I didn't get home until the next morning early. But that seems like ages ago.
Once the Mr was in the picture, we would go out to dinner, usually by ourselves, and get in the bed before eleven. Two years in a row we were sick and were in the bed before ten. Bringing in 2014 was bittersweet. I lost my papaw that night. And knew we would be bringing a sweet baby girl in the world in 2014. So it was an early bedtime for us then, too.
This year, however, we kicked it up a notch. We had one of my best friends and her boyfriend over visiting, and we brought 2015 in with a bang. There weren't any fireworks, but there was a lot of good food, and lots of fun photos for memories to last a lifetime.
The Mr grilled cowboy ribeyes and baked potatoes, and we had green bean bundles, salad and rolls to round off the incredible meal.
Before we watched the ball drop in Times Square, we had some fun in front of the camera! Gotta love good photo booth props!
And someone didn't want 2014 to end, or maybe she's just not ready for 2015 because she knows she'll get a little brother or little sister in a few months...
The Mr and I made it to midnight, but were fast asleep shortly after.
On New Year's Day, we had a big lunch with the traditional black eyed peas and cornbread. We don't eat collards or turnips, so that evening we had a salad for our "greens."
We're excited about another wonderful year, and can't wait to celebrate AC's 1st birthday in February, and bring a little boy or little girl in the world the end of June!! Good times ahead!!
We wish y'all a wonderful 2015!!!
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