Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My New Year's Memory...



My fondest memory of New Years...that would be the first year my totlet was around. I don't mean around as in living with me. The first New Years after he was born. Why would this be my favorite?

My totlet wasn't one for sleeping through the night. If it were up to him, he'd have chosen to be a night owl along with Mommy. That first New Years was a time of newness for the both of us. Me for having someone in the house who cried all the time, left pooey diapers, and insisted on chewing on my shirt. It was a new time for him because well, everything was new. New house, new dog, new people to slobber on.

We learned to grow together. Learned to deal with each other--me with the crying and tendency to have ralphing on my shirt just when I had to meet with other people, and him with well, everything.

The changing of the year reminded me that everything is precious and to not take anything for granted. I'm glad. I welcome each new year with open arms as a new chance. How about you? What does the new year mean for you? What's your favorite memory? Come on and tell me. I can't wait to find out.

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47 comments:

lindseye said...

Usually stay home for New Year's Eve so unfortunately nothing to share. Would love to travel some place warm for the holidays and celebrate on the beach.
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Eva's Flowers said...

Awww, that sounds like a great memory of your NYE! As for mine, not that memorable for sure, but a good time anyway, I've always spent it with family, just watching tv, having snacks and chatting.

Eva
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Sherry said...

I usually stay home with my family on New Years and watch TV or play games.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

mnjcarter said...

I also am home on New Years with family, but now we have added friends and other family. It is a fun night for everyone. We play games and do alot of BSing.

mnjcarter@charter.net

Maria said...

I usually stay home for New Years Eve so no party memories, and we're pretty quiet just snack, watch movies and then toast the New Year at Midnight (or earlier if we're too tired).

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anne said...

Kids always make holidays better. My NYs always follows the same pattern: home, family, good food and movies.

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Miho Li said...

Thank you for sharing your memory :) Happy new year!

Teressa Oliver said...

I get your email thanks for the giveaway. Mine is when I was in the Navy and we had a huge party before we shipped out to Iraq
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Kathryn said...

My favorite NYE memory is 1999/2000. While the world practically fell into hysterics over the Y2K dilemma, I was spending that year as a new bride, snuggling in the arms of my Knight in Shining Armor :) richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

Jennifer J Saracino said...

Any new year spent with family or friends is the best. ones without resolutions are just cake.
Jennifer
wocaworld @ gmail.com

savannah said...

The year me and my hubby started to date :) 2005 7 years ago now we are married and have 2 great kids!
brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

Jean P said...

I am all for the new years eve spening with family. Rather do that now than deal with crowds.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Cathy M said...

The new year means new goals, like planting my first summer garden.

gfc follower

cathy m
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Sebrina said...

I'm not one to party with the crowds. I spend every year at home w/ my hubs and 2 kids watching movies and such. Even the kids this year said, 'ok that's enough booms people'.....regarding the fireworks. That was pretty funny. Thank you for the chance today.
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

My NYE memories are just of staying home with the family. This year it was with my sister and 2 of her kids, watching a zombie marathon on TV. Goofy but fun.
June
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I have never been one to stay awake to bring in the New Year - but when I was 21 years old, my best friend drug me out with her husband and friends to a pub to a New Year's Eve party that was really quite fun, so I'd have to choose that one, since it was my only experience *chuckle*
Thank you so much for the giveaway chance!

Gena Robertson
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VampedChik said...

Well my birthdays New Years eve so I could tell tons of stories from that! LOL But one of my most memorable would probably have to be last year just for how funny it was. My friend was 9months pregnant. Due any time and she decided that she wanted to play 'Just Dance' on my wii. So she seriously got into it. It was insane watching her dance with her big belly. I have it on video. Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen. :) Thanks!
-Amber
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Kaye Manro said...

Happy New Year, Megan!

I usually stay at home too! It seems many of us do.

Reading mind said...

i don't like celebrate that much, so I usually have dinner with friends, but I loved NY when I was a kid because i could stay up late, sip champagne and watch fireworks!

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snulfers said...

My birthday is NYE and one of my sisters is NYD so we have a combined birthday party at midnight.
snulfers at hotmail dot com

midia said...

My favorite NYE memory was when my sister and I spent in Copacabana. I am Brazilian and my mother's family lives in Rio de Janeiro but we always traveled to Rio after the new year. But when I was 15, my sister and I traveled earlier (12/28)just to spend the New Year on the beach. It was wonderful and totally different from seeing the celebration on television.

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K33p3rofViolence said...

I'm not much of a new years person but when I do celebrate I do it with my hubbie!

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Joanne said...

My then BF decided to start drinking in the early evening. Around 11pm he gets the bright idea to run out of the house and take his clothes off. Needless to say, we spent midnight at the police station. Funny now, not funny then.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Heather Cox said...

thank you so much for being part of this giveaway!!! Happy New Year!

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shadow_kohler said...

This new years was my favorite. My family stayed home and watched movies. We had tons of fun! We ate snacks and toasted the new year. It was great! Thank you for sharing! Happy new year!
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Marissa N. said...

I stay at home to drink sparkling grape juice, turn the lights down and read a book. I am all for a relaxing holiday. Happy New Years!
m.lanz28(at)ymail(dot)com

geschumann said...

I'm usually not too exciting for New years, but this year I was the most boring. I went to bed before midnight because we had just come back from a long trip. Yawn! Oh well, there's always next year. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

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Meagan B said...

My mom would make shirley temples and snacks for new years eve celebration- loved it!

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CherryBlossomRain said...

So mine starts off a little odd. I was working as a waitress and I ended up working a double shift from open to close without more than a two minute break periodically. I was pretty mad about that because I'd scheduled time off to be with my then boyfriend. Anyway so I worked all day and while the tips were great the people not so much, especially after about 9. So anyway we closed early that night and I got how around 11pm. I took a shower and climbed into bed and just as I was falling asleep my phone rings. I'm cussing up a storm and questioning the parentage of the person on the other end and it turns out it's the boyfriend. He waits for my little rant to end and then before I can start up again blurts out "Will you marry me." I'm so tired my brain doesn't seem to understand him and I go "what?" so he politely repeats himself and then tells me to get my ass outside. I dropped my phone and ran out the front door to him standing there with two dozen of my favorite flowers on one knee :) Best New Year's EVER! We'll have been married three years this may. I don't know if we kissed in time to ring in the new year but it was still pretty epic.

a_breen87@yahoo(dot)com

Juliana said...

Shooting champagne out of my nose the first time I accidentally tasted it when I was 10! Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Happy New Year!
OceanAkers@aol.com

nancy said...

My fav New Year's memory is my wedding. We had a blanket ceremony at midnight on NYE by a good friend who was a Native American shaman. The legal one was the next day but the midnight ceremony holds the largest spot in my heart. My husband died 2 years later so my memories are few and very dear to me.

mcv said...

New Year means new beginnings, so I try to focus on any goals I have and plan a strategy to accomplish them.
This years goal is to have more fun. So I'm planning 2 vacations!
mcv111 at hotmai(dot)com

Anne R said...

My favorite NYE memory is the one I spend with my now husband. We went out with my best friend and her (then) husband. It was horrible. They fought the whole night but at one point during all that craziness he leaned over and told me that he loved me.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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latishajean said...

I stayed home with my mom it was a quiet New years eve we watched movies! Thank you so much for taking part in this fun Blog Hop! Great giveaway and Happy New Year Too you!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

Susan W. said...

This new year means spending more time with my husbands parents while we can.

suz2@cox.net

Tracy Riviera said...

My favorite New Year's memory is when I was around 7 year's old and my best friend and I stayed up through the New Year all the way up until around 4am. We were the happiest 7 year old's ever! Our parents were too wasted to even notice! lol

Ishanie.Sanchez@gmail.com

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Donna said...

Best memory is spending time with family and friends on NYE

jeanette8042 said...

My favorite new years was when I had a fun and crazy party with friends last year, the champagne was literally flowing everywhere since one of my friends tried to make a champagne fountain but it turned into a river instead!

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SiNn said...

honestly the new years for me is a time for a ne wand better tomarrow cleanse thep ast strive for the future fondest memory is first new yrs I spent with my fiancee we learned more about eachother was fantastic

ty for the chance

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nenssa said...

It’s not really a “memory,” but it’s a tradition that I still follow from back in my home country of Brazil. For New Years, the color of your clothing represents what you want for the new year. For example, many Brazilians wear white for peace and inner calm, but you see a few wearing red for passion or pink for love, some wear green in hopes of earning more that year as well. Every year i’m excited to see what colors people decide to wear on New Years, and I love getting together at the end of the year to see if their wishes came true. n.dematos@gmail.com

Kim S. said...

Never had a really memorable New Year's eve or a different one.
We did the usual...hubby slept, daughter and son were on the computers and I was reading!


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Renald said...

Happy new year

Mary Keith - Keith Publications, LLC said...

My best NYE - We had a party for our friends and family. We could see the high school fireworks from our backyard. We all had a great time being together. Almost all the food was gone and the drinks...well there weren't any left..lol Those who needed to spend the night found a piece of floor and blankets and we had breakfast the next morning...some not so much LOL

Great Blog Hop. Hope you will blog at KP sometime.

Mary Keith
mary@keithpublications.come
www.keithpublications.com

tammy ramey said...

thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway.
my favorite memory is the year my husband asked me to marry him.

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

Theres just life said...

Ah, memories.

Pamela Jo
pmjg(at)E-jama(dot)net

orelukjp0 said...

My family parties at home with lots of good food and we watch the ball drop in Times Square.

Thank you for the wonderful contest.

I hope you have a very prosperous New Year.

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BBL said...

My favorite new year's eve memory is from my childhood, when my parents took my sister and me to the capital just to see the firework. I was so happy - I hadn't traveled that much before and we all liked it.
Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year!
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