Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our rip-roarin' plans.

I grew up having very loud, very large New Year's Eve parties with our extended family. However, once Mr. Maricucu and I were married we immediately moved about 900 miles away from family and had to come up with our own traditions. Since Thanksgiving and Christmas take about all the cooking mojo out of us, by New Year's Eve we're crawling to the finish line on that last drop of gas.

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Our super exciting plans include stocking the freezer with all those forbidden little morsels of fat+flour found at Costco or BJ's. We make a meal of heavy hors d'oeuvres, nosh on fruit and then a little heavenly bite of something sweet. Now with kids we break out the sparkling cider at dinnertime to let them celebrate as well. After the kids are in bed it's a race - to see who can make it to midnight without falling asleep on the couch. Whooo boy we are super cool. But hey, it works for us. It likely doesn't help that tragedy struck our family on New Year's Eve 7 years ago with some genius who decided to drive after a few too many.

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Praying that 2010 is a blessed year for your family. That it bring you health, joy and peace.

4 comments:

Denise said...

Sorry to hear about the tragedy that happened years ago. I'm sure it does still feel like yesterday. Many blessings to you and your family this new year!

Marielle said...

Thanks Denise. Hoping the same blessings for you and yours.

Stacy said...

Happy New Year, Marielle!

Marielle said...

Thanks Stacy! A Happy New Year to you and your family as well.