Generally like any other night, but we are a tad more lenient on the bed time.
I think the kids have made it literally to the stroke of midnight maybe once or twice before sacking out, but all the anticipation is just as fun.
Tonight we decided on a simple take out pizza, chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting, Pepsi, and wine for mom and dad.
I bought those mini explosives they dub "poppers" at Target and we're set.
Man setting off those little buggers at 9 in honor of our East Coast neighbors, I nearly burned my hand. Those things get HOT. Oh and you know the whole gun powder thing...I've introduced the love of poker and semi-legal fireworks to my children this week. Go me!
Routine things still happen around the house.
Showering and tubby time for everyone. It's Thursday for goodness sake.
Just a week ago we were anticipating Santa Clause, now "Twenty Ten" is upon us.
I'm not going to make any resolutions this year.
I'm sure I won't lose weight, get a tummy tuck, or give up pizza in 2010, or any other year in the future, and I've given up on the whole money tree delusion.
I would like to really up my veggie intake.
And, not eat out as much.
But, I won't promise it, that's setting myself up for failure right off the bat.
We watch the ball drop....see a little TOO much of J.Lo on Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve, and call it a night.
The wafty scent of sulfur, charcoal and potassium nitrate dancing in our heads.
I feel a little high, is that possible!?
So 2010, here you are.
I wake with a hunger that already makes me think any resolutions are going to be broken by breakfast.
Breakfast leads me to think about lunch and dinner...bacon-wrapped anything and Pioneer Woman's mashed potatoes.
A drive out of town shakes my desire to eat my midday snack straight from the frosting tub.
A gorgeous 63 degree day in Silicon Valley.
As the last of my children's Christmas gift card stash is used, I think back upon 2009 and look forward to this new year.
If anything, this past week with our family has been lovely. Relaxing. Fun.
Here's to many more days very similar.
Happy New Year friends!