I sort of love this time of year. The lull between Christmas and New Year’s gets me excited about the year to come and what I’d like to accomplish. Just this weekend I cleaned out my closet and donated 5 boxes of clothes and shoes to Goodwill. I feel like I want to live in my closet now. It’s the most organized it’s ever been. What else can I clean out? And how long will this motivation last?! Before we hit the new year we have to survive New Year’s Eve. And what a difference motherhood makes! What are your plans? This week our moms are chatting about what we’re up to on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy yourselves and be safe!
We are going bowling. My son’s friends all do the cosmic bowling and they have a DJ playing with pizza. Then everyone comes over to our house after. It’s fun for everyone – the kids have a blast playing and the parents get to celebrate together too!
New Year’s Eve is always spent with our family. We play games, eat tons of food and wait to watch the ball drop. Usually the kiddos end up falling asleep too soon and they miss out. Of course, I always get my New Year’s kiss. 🙂
Jenni (@sweetpennies) is the mom of one boy and writes at Sweet Pennies From Heaven. Sweet Pennies From Heaven is a hearth and home website that focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home.
We kind of wing it every year but generally do the same thing. We’ll get some special food, like smoked salmon and steamed clams, to eat at home with the kids. They can’t last until midnight (and won’t sleep in the next day!) so we get them to bed maybe around 9pm and then my husband and I stay up to watch TV and watch the ball drop. It’s just as much fun and excitement as we can handle! Happy New Year!
This year we’re travelling to the home of some good friends about two hours from here. It’s a cliche but the men will probably have a few too many beers, forgetting that they aren’t 25 anymore. 🙂 The women will eat too much chocolate and too many cupcakes. The kids will stay up way too late. But we’ll all have tons of fun. We always do when we’re with them. Since Sam is older, I’m going to try creating some countdown bags to make the night extra special.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve?
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