5 January 2012

pretty rockin’ new years eve

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to celebrate my brother-in-law’s birthday and the last day of the year, we went bowling at a swanky new place near my parents’ house. it was so fun to be with this whole clan. i love them.

in the last hours of 2011, those left at my parents’ house started getting a little droopy and tired, and even though i felt quite dreadful, i whipped up some new year’s eve activities and got us celebrating. i can’t let a holiday pass me by! i made everyone write down their top 20 from 2011 and their top 10 for 2012.

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we had a little dance party (here’s a snippet: dad: oooh, i like her voice, who is this girl? me: dad, it’s justin beiber!) and then settled down by the fire to share our lists. the best part was hearing what 6-year-old mckay loved best about his year. just so i’ll remember all the goodness of two thousand eleven (and everything i want out of two thousand twelve), here’s my lists:

top 20 from 2011 top 10 for 2012
kissing a stranger husband
job offer triumph china
hawaii career
looslis/shumways/pothiers in sf eyrealm christmas
early morning ireland drive parties/cooking/baking
edinburgh military tattoo fitness
little girl in polochic surprise
atitlan self-discipline (time)
biking london have less fun
temple with diane pray always
dollhouse parties  
nauvoo sparkling  
sailing  
marin headlands  
sara’s visit/last night/wedding  
train adventure  
batter bubble  
disneyland with mckay  
o canada in the middle of lake louise  
listening to latika’s theme overlooking san fran  

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we finished just in time to pour the bubbly and get out the party poppers to ring in the new year. as soon as 12:01 rolled around, we all looked at each other and said, “can we go to bed now?!” i missed a stellar party with friends because i felt too sick to leave home, but i sure did have a great time in my pjs keeping my family awake. and i got my new year’s kiss!

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2 comments :

  1. Happy New Year Charity! so happy the Boris bikes made it on to your list! you have had quite the spectacular year! I saw Saydi is moving to London for a while! how fun is that! Good luck with your new job and hope the new area you live in will bring you as much happiness as San Fran did! xxx

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  2. How FUN to see this! I missed the Justin Bieber incident. LOL! Hope you don't mind if I use some of your pics for the Eyrealm blog!

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