Sunday, January 1, 2012

Our New Year in iPhone Pictures

You know, I don't think I have ever been to an adult New Year's Eve gathering with more than 5 or 6 people.  A few years ago Rob and I rang in the new year with his mother in Florida, as we watched a Law and Order marathon and drank champagne.  This is how exciting we are.

But really, we aren't big party people, so this is for the best.

This year, like the last few, we spent the holiday at Rob's brother's house.  My sister-in-law and I are close so we always have fun drinking and playing games together (usually Apples to Apples).

This is what I wore!

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When we first drove to their house we decided to eat at the China Din-ah, which contrary to what you are probably thinking is not a Chinese restaurant but just a restaurant located in a town called China.  For some reason I was feeling really nauseated--a problem I've had for the last two weeks--so I ordered a caesar salad.  Though the chicken was marketed as "grilled" it was actually "boiled, kept in the fridge for 3 days and then microwaved" so suffice it to say, worst salad ever.

Back at their house, we caught up on a few episodes of "Dexter," got back massages from my sister-in-law (who took a class on the subject a few years ago), drank margaritas and cocoa cabanas, laughed a lot about their giant, evil cats and the cats' propensity for spooning each other, and ate our weight in snacks.  But I didn't have dinner so snacks are a totally acceptable replacement.


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It was pretty exciting to say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012, since 2012 will definitely be a year of changes for us.  We counted down like all people do and I got 3 or 4 New Year's kisses from my favorite person in the entire world.

Below is the first picture I took in the New Year, one of me and my sister-in-law, Jessi:


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On big milestone holidays like this, I'm always reminded of how lucky I am to have my Robbie safe and alive with me at home and not in some far-off land getting bullets hurled at him on a daily basis.  


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This morning we got up bright and early to head home and enjoy the all-day Syfy Twilight Zone marathon, which is where I'll be most likely for the rest of the night.


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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday this year, and I send you all my best wishes for 2012.

Also, I succumbed to blog peer pressure and bought "The Hunger Games." I finished the first book in a total of about 3 hours and obviously had to buy the second.  I was quite dubious--as I'm not usually a fan of YA fiction--but I found the first book very enjoyable and had a hard time putting it down.

13 comments:

  1. You should know you can't say you're feeling nauseated. It makes me assume you're pregnant. I assume everyone is pregnant! Even me, even when I know it's not possible.
    It looks like your New Year was lots of fun and I love that you guys have the same mentality as us. I just don't LIKE to ring it in at a big party!
    And finally, I have the first Hunger Games book sitting on my shelf so maybe I'll pick it up once I finish a few of the others I've been wanting to finish first. =]

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  2. haha all the iphone and intsagram photos make me happy. happy new year xo

    C | www.linenandleaves.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks like a low key evening, like our own. :) LOVE the headband!

    Oh and I totally agree with Sara, by the way. ;)

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  4. Happy New Year! I just started on the second Hunger Games book as well. We should start a book club based on books the blog world told us we just HAD to read.

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  5. Happy New Year! Looks like your night was very enjoyable! :D

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  6. i really dig your headband. stuff like that looks stupid on me. and it kind of makes me jealous of people who can pull it off, because i really like the look. so yeah, what i'm trying to say here is that i hate you. but only in a loving way.

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  7. My husband (not a book fiend) is tearing through those Hunger Games. I must try them too.

    Happy New Year!

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  8. haha i'm the SAME. the last couple years has just been barclay and i and a few close friends or family. i used to be so into the whole big new years party thing--i don't know what's happened! old age? {haha..}
    anyways, happy new years blog friend! hope 2012 treats you right. :)

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  9. I know...I've been sucked into the vortex too...once I'm done reading The Girl who Played with Fire...and the Hornet Kicking one...I'm totally reading Hunger Games. Too many people have said that its soooo good! I'll have to check it out for sure now! Happy New Year, Janna Lynn

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  11. You are SO adorable, I hope you know!!! Also, Jen and I are total homebodies - we aren't party people whatsoever and I'm pretty thankful for that. :P I hope we become closer friends in the new year, miss! <3

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  12. Great camera of iPhone gives you pictures like these. Really awesome iPhone pictures and it seems good new year for us.

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  13. What! I just wrote a super long comment and it got deleted. FUUUUUUUUUU

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