Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing in the New Year

Here we are.  Reflecting on another year gone by and looking forward to the promise of a new year just around the corner.  The past couple of weeks have been a happy wrap up of 2012.  Quality time spent with the kids in preparation for the holidays.  Celebrating Christmas.  Enjoying time with our families.  Slowing down, despite the rush, to enjoy the things that really matter.  New Years Eve always makes me feel wistful.  Reminding me of the relentless march of time... reminding me to treasure every moment.  It also inspires a feeling of anticipation.... of new memories waiting to be made... of a fresh new year just waiting to unfold.


We're spending New Year's Eve home this year.  It's just us, and it's wonderful.  As the kids have grown older, the times that we spend together, all of us together, has become a rare thing, and we've needed this time of re-connection with each other.  So we're watching a hockey game, playing video games, snacking on our favourite snacks, and placing bets on who won't make it to midnight.


And whoever's still up will be outside banging pots and pans at midnight.  


Happy New Year.

30 comments:

  1. Sounds like a relaxing New Years Eve at home. That's how I choose to spend mine as well, like to ring in the new year with my hubby! Thanks for linking up for Mommy Moments!
    TheNotQuiteMilitaryWife.blogspot.com

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  2. I agree about family time, trying to cherish each moment as they grow up so fast. Just learning that now!

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  3. Happy New Year, Jenn! I wish you and your family happiness in 2013
    ♥ Dawn in New Hampshire

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  4. New Follower! Found you through the Followers to Friends Link up! Love your blog! Stop by my blog at http://www.kjaggers.com anytime and if you like what you see, follow back! Happy New Year! K Jaggers

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  5. Hopping over from The Great Blog Train... What a lovely post. Yes, I agree that New Year's Eve leaves me somewhat wistful, too. But hopeful for what's to come! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  6. Hi Jenn. Happy New Year. Thanks for visiting me via The Great Blog Train. I am following you. Wishing you and your family happiness and good health for 2013.
    http://www.laurieslittlebitsofcreativity.com/

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  7. Thanks for linking up,
    The Mrs
    Host of Mommy Moments Blog Hop
    www.mrsvolnoff.blogspot.com

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  8. Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I look forward to your posts! Sharon

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  9. Thank you so much for the follow and joining our Aloha Friday Blog Hop! I just followed you back my dear :-)

    xoxo Pakize

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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  10. Banging pots at midnight...love that.
    Laurie @ Pride in photos

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  11. Hey there - new follower from the blog hop! Love the blog & can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day! :)
    Rachel
    http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

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  12. It looks like you all celebrated New Year's in good style! :)

    Thank you for linking up to The Great Blog Train! We loved having you! And you helped us have a successful first run down the tracks!

    Angie@godsgrowinggarden.com
    Marci@stonecottageadventures.com
    Helen@blueeyedbeautyblogg.blogspot.com

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  13. My kids always loved banging pots on new years eve, too!

    Linda @thepinkgrammy

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  14. Hi Jenn,
    Thank you for stopping by the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop. It's always good to have you.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It is always good to spend time with the family. We did the same thing to ring in our new year.

    Karina
    http://momintheusa.blogspot.com

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  15. HAHAHA!!! Banging the pots and pans!! Your picture is priceless!!! love it!

    Tami @ prettypurplexing.com

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  16. Hi! I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi when you have a chance. I'm also hosting a blog hop - if you would like to join us :) Hope you're having an awesome week.

    April from:
    A Mommy's Blog Design http://amblogdesign.com

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  17. Hi I am your newest follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop! Just wanted to take the time to wish you God's blessings. I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly New Year!!! :):)

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  18. Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

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  19. I'm visiting and following from the Weekend Social Mix hop. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Lovely post :) Happy new year! Just found your cute blog through the Blog Hop - now following via GFC and excited to read more!!

    XO

    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  21. Looks like you had a great celebration. Happy New Year!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  22. Awwwe....how fun is this? Thanks so much for linking up with Social Sunday! ~Tammy

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  23. I have nominated you for a Liebster award!Check my blog for your questions and please link back so I can see your answers!

    www.dreamingisbelievingreally.blogspot.com

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  24. happy new year. glad we found each other.

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  25. Hi Jen,
    I have no idea what is going on with my blog :( I've never heard of a "no-reply blogger" strange! I know others have replied to posts....I cannot even seem to upload any pictures to my blog for the past several days. I just noticed yesterday that I was not even on your list of blog followers...well I am now and you've been on my list of favorites for weeks! Thank you for the info on the peppers :)
    Dawn
    nhsunny@metrocast.net is my email

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  26. Jenn thanks for linking your pinboard to Food on Friday. Some really good stuff there. Cheers

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  27. Hi Jenn...

    I hope your New Year's Eve was everything you and your family hoped it would be. Happy New Year! Thanks so much for visiting my Blog and leaving the beautiful comment about my Rosaries. I am blessed just by making them. ♥

    Jan

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  28. Hi Jenn, thanks for visiting A Geek In Glasses! following you on Bloglovin and pinterest!! Have a great weekend~

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  29. Little man was outside with the noisemakers on NYE too. First time he's stayed up for it!

    I posted something on my blog for you, I hope you like it!

    Liebster Award

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