Saturday, January 3, 2015

A New Year and looking Towards the Future

New Years Eve started with a picnic style dinner of chicken fingers, pasta salad, and sliced raw vegetables.

After dinner the kid's party started.  At their request, we put on some kid's dance videos from YouTube and they danced around the living room to such hits as "Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes" and "Whip my Hair".

After about half an hour of dancing excitedly, they were tired and ready to curl up on the couch for a movie.  E choose Leapfrog: Adventures in Shapeville Park.

It's a cute little movie.  Scout is the dog from E's Leap Pad toy and I'd have to admit he's fairly cute as cartoon dogs go.

In this particular video Scout and his friends, other various cartoon animals, learn about shapes and measuring and build a playground with the help of some "measuring" mice.

After the movie it was 8:30pm.  We had told E that she could stay up until 9:00pm but it was clear that she was tired as she actually requested to do the countdown early so she could go to bed.

Luckily for us Netflix came through again with their countdown to "midnight" with King Julien.  E really enjoyed it.  We all had a small glass of gingerale to toast with and afterwards tucked her into bed with a story and the excitement of knowing that when she woke up it would be a new year.

With the kids in bed hubby and I were free to do our own thing.  We chose to watch a movie on Netflix as well.  The movie was entitled "Midnight in Paris".  I was hoping to find a romantic comedy and I wasn't sure about this particular movie but it was interesting.

In Midnight in Paris, a writer and his fiancee go to Paris for a vacation and he finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight. The idea of time travel is something that has always really intrigued me and the time periods shown in the movie intrigued me as well.  I'm a bit of a romantic and would have loved to so easily visited those times and returned to the comforts of home as well.  Overall it was a good movie though I'm not sure I would watch it again as it was a bit slow at times but the concept was good.

We interrupted our movie about 3/4 of the way though to watch the Ball drop in New York online, had some wine and a kiss, wished a few people "Happy New Year!" and went back to watching the end.

It wasn't as eventful as New Year's Eves that hubby and I have celebrated together in the past but it was peaceful and relaxing and we had a good time together.

So to answer the questions,  "If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?" I think the future looks good.  Overall it was a happy evening shared with family with lots of laughs and love.

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