Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!

It is 1:30am January 1st here in England so Happy New Year to all of you. We had a small gathering at our home so now all of the food is put away, the table cloth is in the washing machine and the cranberry apple martinellis has been cleaned off the carpet. Nothing like starting the new year off with a stain on the carpet - that can't be a good sign.

We did have a good time. My friend and I were getting a bit too picky about who else to invite over mainly because I didn't want a bunch of kids running through the house trashing the place. We ended up with just one other couple whose children are 11 and 14. I thanked them for having age appropriate children to satisfy the needs of the party. LOL We ended up with 2 5 year old girls and an 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 year old boys. The boys just watched tv and played the playstation so that was easy. The girls - I think they drank as much grape soda and ate as many brownies as they could. Somehow they tired themselves out though and even with the possibility of a sugar high all 3 of my kids are asleep.

One thing we will miss when we leave England are the fireworks. We had quite the display right from our driveway. Even the neighbors up the street were letting fireworks off in their backyard. We're talking serious up in the sky fireworks. Their house is so close at one point we could hear them yell and there was a loud bang because one of the fireworks didn't go off right. Fortunately whatever the issue was nobody was hurt and they continued with their display.

Hope you all have a fun new years as well!!!

11 comments:

Maribeth said...

Happy New Year!!!

sandierpastures said...

Happy New Year to you too! It's been 9 hours since 2008 came here in Dubai. Great that you had fireworks! I love fireworks in New Year but we did not have anything last night...so disappointing!

It was really quiet, even the neighbors. I live in an apartment building so that would explain though. Anyway, here's to a great year for you!

-Grace in Dubai-

Jen said...

I hope you have a great 2008!

We were able to watch fireworks from our upstairs bedroom because the neighbors 2 streets down were shooting them off. We went to bed after that, (that was at about 7) but someone started up again at midnight.

Head Gaggler said...

Happy New Year to you! Sounds like you had a great night.

Christine@AreWeThereYetMom said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you had a great night! I miss watching fireworks!

Here's to a Fun New Year!

Amazed said...

The best thing about fireworks is when someone else is setting them off so you don't have to worry about your husband/your kid loosing their fingers. Or eyebrows. No emergency room visits. That's a good party! Happy New Year!

Stomper Girl said...

Happy New Year to you! We used to be able to set off fireworks when I was a kid and it was such fun. Now they are illegal and my kids have never seen any because they are too young to go to mass displays. Sign of the times I suppose...

Jenn in Holland said...

Happy New year to you and yours! Something for you at my place today... Cheers!

Sniz said...

I'm so glad you all had a good time! Happy New year to you too!

MarmiteToasty said...

HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR TO YOU DEAR BLOBBIE MATIE....

Yeah dont we just have wonderful fireworks on new year :) ya see we buy loads extra on guy fawkes and save some for new year :) - when you go home you will have to start a neighbourhood tradition and set off fireworks on Nov 5th and new year :)

Please say when you go home you will continue to blob?

x

Romana said...

I think you had a really very wonderful time. Belated New Year wishes. I stay away from home so missed the celebrations with my family....

Its pretty busy life, jam packed with work & so on, despite that its pretty strange that I feel lonely & left out, indeed I miss my family.

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