Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy 2015

There were no champagne toasts or LBDs at our New Year's Eve Party.

No confetti, no party hats. No four-course meal, no house band. Our low-key night involved a pile of pajama-clad Bauers, a bowl of popcorn, and a celebratory margarita or two. I spent the evening periodically poking two little boys to make sure they weren't giving up too soon. We didn't dance the night away and my first kiss of 2015 was with Nathan, but it was the perfect way to bring in another year.

We kissed Baby Nora at her bedtime and tossed her into the crib {don't poke that beast}, but Owen and Nathan vowed to see midnight. The four of us took in a bit of the concert at Times Square, but opted for a "How To Train Your Dragon" movie marathon instead. Both Bauer Boys were still excited at 10:00, but the crash came an hour later. At about 11:30, little Owen gave up. There was no amount of poking that was going to bring him out of his slumber. Thankfully, we had practiced counting down throughout the night, so he got a taste of the excitement.

Nathan fell asleep a couple times between then and 2015, but I'm pleased to report he made it. Excitement danced in his eyes and he shouted each number with Ryan Seacrest and the countless voices in New York City. When the clock struck twelve, he jumped up on the couch, threw his arms around my neck and gave me a big wet one. If that's not a good omen for the year to come, I don't know what is. I eventually made my way to where my younger son was asleep on my husband and snagged a couple more kisses for good measure. Then the neighbor's fireworks show began and we gathered at the window to watch.

After the joy died down, we ushered in a fresh year with a good night's sleep. No one made a peep until after 8:30 in the morning. Here's to more of that over the next twelve months.

Although I haven't shared them yet, I do have plans for the New Year. I don't like strict resolutions, but there are some goals I'd like to toss into the universe, starting with my One Little Word. Last year I wanted to find calm in my life, and I believe I succeeded. More on that and the debut of my 2015 Word on the blog soon. Check back tomorrow!

How did you ring in the New Year? Did you make it to midnight?

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