2011 is coming to and end and we are staying home this evening to celebrate the year we are saying good-bye to and the year that is ahead of us. New Year's Eve has always just been for our family of four. I know this is likely going to change as the boys get older but for now, I cherish this evening together to reflect on the year and to think ahead to where we want to be as a family.
subway art from eighteen25 found here
Highlights from 2011 included sports experiences and successes for the boys, a great trip to Oahu, the amazing journey we took with the Canucks this year, a decision to complete my dissertation and a long bike ride for Neil from Seattle to Vancouver. Most importantly, we all had lots of health and happiness and time together as a family just doing our everyday things.
Tonight we'll be playing some new games and some old ones, having chocolate fondue, playing with sparklers and party poppers and having a sparkling drink to welcome the new year. Oh, and there's a Team Canada Junior game and a Canucks game on too ;)
Bottle cards are from here. I used these last year too and checked back this year to see if she had updated them with 2012! We delivered some of these new year's kits to some neighbours and friends this afternoon.
Update: The plan to play several board and card games tonight was aborted and we had an epic game of the new Monopoly Canada.