Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!! Here is a Give Away for Fifteen Bucks! (iTunes or Amazon)

New Year's Eve
I hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays and that 2013 finds you happy and healthy.  We had a very nice Christmas, and last night the boys and I stayed up to ring in the new year together.  This was the first year that they stayed up past midnight.

I took the photo above about halfway through the evening.  You can see that the bags on the table all have a time written on them.  As we made our way through the evening, there were bags to open with a special surprise every hour to start and then every 30 minutes as the night went on.

We played some games, watched a movie, and then turned on "Rockin' New Year's Eve".

Finally it was almost midnight!!  If you look at the photo below you can see that the bags are all opened.  This was when we broke open the bubbly.  It was a lovely 2012 vintage sparkling grape juice.

Happy New Year
We counted down with the television and watched the ball drop in Times Square.  We shared a midnight toast, hugs and kisses, and all the bells and whistles.

All that remained was the black box on the table.  That will stay around all year.  As 2013 goes by we will write down great memories on bits of paper and place them in the box.  Next New Year's Eve, we will read them together.  Guess what the first piece of paper says?   Yep!  It's Our fun New Year's Eve party!

There was plenty of snacking all night so after the kids went to bed I had to clean up cookies, popcorn, chips and candy wrappers.  There are still balloons, noisemakers and party hats in my living room!

To keep the celebration going, I want to extend  Happy New Year wishes to my readers.  I don't have any party favors for you, but I am hosting a giveaway in your honor.

One lucky reader will win their choice of a fifteen dollar Amazon gift card or an iTunes gift card!

fifteen bucks
If you would like to take a chance, use the Rafflecopter form below.  The instructions are provided for each step.  Be sure you remember to complete the steps!  (like leaving a comment, pasting a tweet, or verifying your Feedburner subscription)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, and Happy New Year!