Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a super Christmas! We took off to visit my wife's family for a week. A very nice visit. Travel was pretty easy. The visit was fun. We had a nice Christmas, everyone got nice gifts, we ate awesome food for the week, and we came home feeling ready to kick back and relax for the rest of the holiday break.

Our family tradition for New Year's Eve (which may be a tradition for millions of people?) is appetizers. We just put out appetizers around dinner time. And we add more appetizers to the table as the evening goes on. We browse the table and eat all evening. Shrimp. Chips and dip. Little hot dogs in crescent rolls. Pizza bites. Meatballs. Chicken wings. It varies year to year...but always the appetizer spread. So I'm looking forward to some good eating later tonight. And the timing is perfect cause I'm actually pain free from the new braces for the first time! So bring on the food!!

I've got no words of wisdom or resolutions to share. I just hope you and your families and friends have a great New Year's and a fantastic 2009.

14 comments:

furiousBall said...

Here's to a Happy 2009 to you and yours!

Cocotte said...

Husband and I started a new tradition three years ago....we get crab legs. I'm really looking forward to them tonight.

Happy New Year!

Holly Nappi Collins said...

Love appetizers btw!! Sometimes my friends and i go out for dinner and just eat a bunch of appetizers at the bar...more fun!!

Happy 2009 to you!

Charlotta-love said...

Happy New Year! And bring on the food. I think I'll come to your place. We usually have a veggie tray...blah. Bring on the yummy (and fattening) food!

VioletSky said...

My appetizers this year include NyQuil.

Best Wishes for 2009, Em.

whimsical brainpan said...

I do the same thing! I just eat appetizers all night long.

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

I got really hungry reading your post! Best wishes for a fantastic 2009, braces notwithstanding!

Melody said...

Happy 2009 to you too Em.

velvet said...

Wow, just checking in after a long time and glad to see that things are going well.

Braces, huh?? Awesome!! I've had my own for almost a year now and I'm aaaalmost done. That first few weeks is a rough, though, eh? After a few adjustments it gets easier. And the sticking food thing is a real pain! (Butler travel proxabrushes are awesome for that). Good luck! The results will be worth it. :)

Happy New Year to you!

Trish said...

What a great way to celebrate!

All the best for 2009

citizen of the world said...

SOunds fun. We eat a regular meal (the years I visit family) but then set out appetizers later. Need fuel to keep you going until midnight!

Happy 2009!!

dizzblnd said...

Darn.. and here I came to your blog looking for some enlightenment.. sheesh! ;P

Have a great 2009!

kyra said...

happy new year to you!

Kati said...

Happy New Year Em & Fam!!! Hope it was a fantastic one!!!