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New Year Traditions

Do you have New Year Traditions?

I really don't have any traditions other than I like to be kissed at midnight... okay, well I like to be kissed at any time, but if I don't get a big sloppy kiss from someone at midnight I will pout for a long time. Ask my husband about this... someone is still remembering New Years Eve 1999, ringing in 2000. I wasn't old enough to drink so my husband (boyfriend back then) went out to a bar without me.  I didn't get my traditional smooch and I wasn't a happy camper.

I have been remembering New Years Eve's from the past today. Before we had a child we often went out to dinner together then wrapped things up at home, a few times we slipped away to a favorite hotel to ring in the New Year in romantic splendor.

My favorite New Years Eve celebrations have been simple.

 In 2000 my dear whisked me away, completely out of the blue for a New Year Escape to the Hampton Inn. We drank wine and went swimming, lounged in our room and watched movies, and just enjoyed the change of pace.

In 2008 we went for a late dinner at Red Lobster, then returned home to share a bottle of wine from my collection of prized bottles from a lovely vineyard in New York.

In 2009 I was pregnant with Rolf. We camped out on the sofa, dined on hummus and watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. That year we both fell asleep before midnight and woke up with our legs tangled together and our necks stiff from sleeping on opposite ends of the sofa. I got my kiss, but it was technically about 2 a.m. before we realized it was the New Year.

This year, Rolfie is already in bed. He woke up very early this morning and I really had to stretch to get him to stay awake long enough to eat dinner and sip Peach Kristin Regale with me. We crawled in bed with the Mickey Mouse toys my son carries around everywhere, we kissed the Mickey Mouse gang good night and cuddled. Rolf fell asleep in my arms and I hated to let him go! I wanted to hold onto to the moment forever.

I thought about having a Margarita made with Partida Tequila but the mood to drink has vanished. The husband picked up a 6 pack and that pretty much sums up the evening. I will be lucky to stay awake until midnight probably.

But, rest assured if I fall asleep before 12, my husband knows he had better wake me up and give me a kiss to avoid a pouty face Sara in the morning.