Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Dear Readers!

We are still tucked away in a cozy cabin. Snow softly falling. It is absolutely picturesque. The photo above is the perfect little shed seen from the back window. I haven't encountered a moose yet, but have a feeling that today's the day.

How will you be celebrating tonight? Will you let the kids stay up? Will there be kissing at midnight? Do you remember the crazy Y2K fears of a decade ago? Will you bang pots and pans on the front porch to ring in the New Year? (My parents would let us do this, and I loved it!)

Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a wonderful time. Thank you for making my 2009 gorgeous. Gorgeous!

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Anonymous Rebecca said...

What a sweet post. My boyfriend and I will be staying in tonight - it's a tradition, and we were traveling a lot over Christmas, and will be traveling again in a week. In an age where being busy is the norm, we really relish taking this time to ourselves. But I'll be partying this weekend! Cheers to 2010!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:44:00 AM EST  
Blogger Erin said...

Love where you're staying, looks like a Christmas dream...

We will be staying in, watching LOST (I got loads of dvds for Christmas!), drinking some wine and maybe eating some appies. The kids are definitely NOT staying up (at 2 and 4 years old, it would be a nightmare!)

Happy New Year to you. Enjoy the peace and quiet and beauty of it, pots and pans and all!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 1:08:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Blondie said...

Happy Moose Day! I understand 2010 will be a big year for you! tonight just a little party with a bunch of couples and me.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 4:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger Morgan said...

Still not sure what we are doing tonight, but there will be kissing! ;) Hard to believe that 10 years ago I was 11 years old and excited to stay up till midnight for the first time.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 4:49:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Our family tradition for the last few years has been to get takeout Chinese food from our favorite place and stay in with the kids playing games, etc.

Maybe this year my hubby and I will open that bottle of champagne that has been chilling in the back of the fridge since last New Year's Eve!

The kids are all allowed to stay up but I doubt that the 5 year old will make it... but he will definitely try. We always used to go out at midnight and blow party horns etc. too!

Next year my hubby and I are vowing to go out somewhere fancy... with the babies, etc. over the years it has been a long time since we spent a NY Eve out "on the town".

Wishing you and your lovely family a very Happy New Year! Hope you get to see that moose!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:15:00 PM EST  
Blogger Cathi said...

Oh my gosh!!
Your back window photo could easily be framed and hang on the wall.
Happy New Year Blairs!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:18:00 PM EST  
Blogger likeschocolate said...

How wonderful! Wishing you all the best to come in 2010!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 5:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger Terresa said...

Beautiful picture, makes me feel cozy and warm and pensive all at once.

We stayed up until midnight with our 4 young children last night, ushering in the New Year with generous amounts of sparkling apple cider.

Hope your 2010 is a delightful one!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 2:42:00 AM EST  
Blogger Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

Happy New Year to you Gabrielle.

What a beautiful photo.

I've spent the holidays at home with my girls and soaking up every second. I spent New Years the same way. Love it.

Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 5:51:00 AM EST  
Blogger mommyroo said...

What boots does Design Mom wear -day-to-day? Not Uggs I am sure. But what is comfy, and warm and cool? Would love to know

Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 9:26:00 AM EST  
Blogger Hannah said...

Dear Gabrielle,

I love this post! I'm finally taking the opportunity to say thank you SO much for your lovely blog, which I read often!

I used to hit pots and pans to ring in the new year with my grandmother in NJ and still have fond memories. This year my husband and I stayed in and watched the London fireworks from our window with a glass of wine. Decided our girls (4 yrs and 6 mnths) are a bit young for it yet, but loved an idea from a friend to turn the clocks forward a few hours to make the kids think they are actually up for it!

Wishing you and your lovely family health, happiness and all the best in 2010!


Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 6:02:00 PM EST  

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