I remember years when I wondered if I would have someone to kiss when the clock struck midnight.
It never occurred to me that I would have so very many men to smooch, standing on the precipice of a new year!
There were sparklers and smoke bombs.
There was a cousin swap sleepover (middle son went to the cousins’ house, oldest cousin came here)
There was lots of Wii, Lego Star Wars action.
True to our word, there was also pie.
We thought it was kind of fitting to make our New Year’s Eve pie from the last frozen remnants of the fruit we handpicked last summer. Call it our way of savoring the last sweet bits of a year as it draws to a close.
So, as much as fun as I’m certain it would have been, to put on a schmancy dress and party with you, love, I’m gonna have to say that it was a pretty great end to a lovely year.
Maybe you’ll come on down for some New Year’s Day good luck (in the form of black-eyed peas soaked all night and simmered all day with gobs of bacon), and tell me every little dreamy detail concerning your last night of 2007.
Then, over left over pie and ice cream, we’ll dream up schemes to make the next year even better.
I’m going to have to make a lot more pies though, because there’s so many of you that I’d like to share this new year with!
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful 2008, full of health, love, warmth and wonder!