Monday, January 2, 2012

happy new year, happy monday!

I hope you all enjoyed ringing in 2012 over the weekend. Whether you were out decked out in sparkles and out partying or chose to spend a quiet evening at home in your PJs, I hope it was everything you wanted.

I've never been one to go out on New Year's Eve. Living here in New York City I try to stay away from the crowds as much as possible :) The Hub and I stayed in, ordered pizza, and sent 2011 out in flames (literally) at the end of the night. We decided to write down some of the events and outcomes from 2011 that we want to leave behind...


...and then we burned the little slips of paper in a coffee can outside with a beautiful view of the George Washington Bridge and a gorgeous moon in front of us.



And of course, Willow was there--with her flashy leash that someone gave us for Christmas! It felt good to let the past go, and to look forward to a new year on the horizon.


Do you have any big plans for 2012? If you are looking for a fun photo project, you may want to join me here at my new community self-portrait journey. Or if you are into mobile photography, join me here at "Me & You 52"--our theme this week is "gathering".

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13 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

That looks like a great way to celebrate the new year - we had a pretty quiet night too!

Kathy said...

I think this would be a wonderful New Years Eve tradition!

Kathy

Andrea said...

I love low key New Year's Eve. They're the best kind :) And tell Willow we love her new leash!

justine said...

I so need one of those leads! sounds like you had a very positive new year

Anika said...

What a great idea!! Love it! I may do that every time I want to "leave something behind"!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the idea. Burn, baby, burn! Hope you, your hubby and Willow have an excellent 2012. :)

Clare B said...

Happy New Year. We also had a quiet one spent chatting on the patio as we cooked some delicious salmon steaks on our new BBQ. Finished it all off by dancing in the new year in our lounge room (an Austrian tradition)

SpilledInkGuy said...

Looks like a great idea, U.M. - Very cool!
And a very happy New Year to you and your family, too!
:)

missing moments said...

What a great tradition! Best to you and yours this new year.

Anna said...

I like the idea of letting the past go up in flames! We had a quiet, peaceful New Year, also.
Wishing you a wonderful 2012!!!!

RainCityGirl said...

Oh My Gosh... what an awesome way to send 2011 back out into the universe and welcome in 2012. Love it!!
Hey, btw - thanks tons and tons for your support through 2011. Grateful :)

esra said...

Love this post. Such a great way to celebrate the new year...

manyslices said...

I love the way you burned out the old before you rang in the new. I have only put up one "selfie" but was so inspired by what everyone else came up with. Seems like a pretty cool group.
Cheers,
Leah