Sunday, December 7, 2008

New Years

My favorite holiday of the year is New Years. To me, it's a day of celebration that affects everyone regardless of where they are. I love that everyone has the option to gather in the name of hope, mystery, and awe for the coming year. It seems so uniting.

How many holidays are celebrated around the globe without concern over religion, ethnicity, or location? It's definitely something special!

It's also a special day to me, because ever since Stefan and I have known each other, we have celebrated together, and it's also the day that we got engaged. (He sure is a smart fellow... I never even had to tell him it was my favorite day of the year.)

As we shed our newlywed status we continually find new holiday traditions for our tiny family. One fun tradition is that on New Years Day we write predictions for the year. Sometimes it's funny to see how life plays out and how completely off we are. I'm already looking forward to opening that envelope to see what predictions were accurate for 2008.

This year we are ringing in 2009 with great friends in New York and I really can't wait.

I'm already listening to, 'My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)' by Regina Spektor, way too often, as I contemplate what I will wear, where we'll shop, and of course, which restaurants to choose.

I look forward to a beautiful 2009, filled with family, friends, and fun.

I'm already wishing the same for you!

6 comments:

andrea said...

I also got engaged on New Years Eve, so I totally understand! I hope you guys have a great trip!

MBQ said...

I can't wait to spend New Year's with you guys either! It's going to be great. :)

JoernandAllison said...

Sheesh, seems like New Year's Eve is a good time to get engaged- us too!
New Years is definately a fun time. You'll be in NYC, and I'll be in DC! Two fun American transplants back in the States to celebrate :)

Emily said...

andrea...
Thanks! How funny that you got engaged then too. Our international husbands must be real romantics.

MB...
We are thrilled to see you. I have to squeeze in seeing you once a year, even if it's just in the nick of time.

allison...
I love that you got engaged then as well. Confetti, champagne, and bringing in the year the right way is a great way to start an engagement. We are heading to DC after NYC. I can't wait to hear about your celebration!

Oom said...

Wow!New Year in NYC! :)
I bet you'll have lots of fun!
Writing predictions is a clever idea.

You're an adorable couple.

Have a nice trip!

Oom

Emily said...

Oom...
We're really excited too! You'll have to start your predictions - it's fun to see how the year turns out. Thanks so much!