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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Slice of Life Story Challenge - Day 30 - New Year's Eve

    It's Day 30 of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge, and I'm writing a goodbye letter to our                                   house in a series of memories since we will be moving in April.
 

Cousins and Uncle T.J. 2012
 
     The best thing about a house, of course, is the family and friends that gather there.  People make a house a home.  This has certainly been a home.  We've been fortunate enough to host work parties, youth group parties, Christmas and New Year's parties, pre-dance dinners, Friends' Thanksgiving gatherings, showers, birthdays, 4th of July parties, church small groups, Thankgivings, Easters, and just ordinary hang outs with family and friends.  You've read many blogs about Friends' Thanksgivings, but another of my favorite traditions was New Year's Eve.  We didn't celebrate here every year, but when we did, we had a great time!
New Year's 2005-2006
 
New Year's 2006/2007
 
New Year's 2007-2008
 
New Year's 2008/2009
New Year's 2009-2010
 
New Year's 2012-2013
New Year's 2013-2014
New Year's 2014-2015
 
New Year's 2015-2016
 
There's something extra festive about New Year's Eve - it's a time of reflection, fun, and hope for a new year.  I loved celebrating them in our house.  Everyone would bring appetizers and drinks,  play air hockey, darts, pool, video, board, and card games downstairs, and make sure we made it upstairs to watch the ball drop on t.v. and toast to each other and the incoming year.  Fun!  I wonder how we'll bring in the New Year in the condo??
 
 

3 comments:

  1. That was a fun blog. I enjoyed looking at your festivities over the years. When do you move or did you already?

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    1. Not yet! This weekend. Still marveling at how much STUFF we've accumulated! Never seems to end...

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  2. A house full of love and joy!

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