Thursday, December 31, 2009

What are you doing for New Year's Eve?

This is how my wonderful sister and her family will be spending New Years Eve...yes in Paris and this is how I will be spending my New Year's Eve not in Paris but in Iowa with 5 - 10 year old boys doing this....

and this is what I will look like tomorrow after those boys have ruined my house and stayed up all night!

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My son James turns 10 today so I don't think we will be celebrating like all of you for quite some time.... like when he is 18 and out of the house. Do I really have to wait that long, what have we done? I guess we are just gluttons for punishment and can't get enough celebrating during the month of December....remember Christmas, my anniversary and now a birthday. On the eve of the millennium I was giving birth at exactly 11:00 p.m. and while beginning a horrible contraction and wanting like holy hell to rip the sucker out of me, the nurses all asked if I wanted to wait another hour so I could have the 1st baby born in 2000...yea me! Just kidding like I cared. My husband said I wasn't all that kind but mind you I had been doing this since 5 a.m. and I didn't care how kind I was, it was time. I gave that ugly grin of a smile you give to people when you can't actually call them an idiot and said "just get this kid outta me!"

None the less we had a 9lb baby boy after all that and he has brought us so much joy that I would do it all over again! Well maybe not that awful labor!

Happy Birthday James we love you to the moon and back!
Love Mom and Dad

P.S. I couldn't fix the Happy New Year near Woody, so know that I am wishing you all a Happy New Year. I am so excited to have met some of you and cannot wait for what the new year brings for all of us!



Janean said...

Paris? PAR-IS? poor dear doesn't know what she missed at YOUR home with all those precious boys (who make weird noises and eat like piranha). LOL.

Erin Bishop said...

You are too funny. I love your labor story. I also tell my kids that I love them to the moon and back..too cute.
You're so brave having all those boys over. Hopefully you had some champagne nearby. I let my daughter have four 11 year old girls for a sleepover in November and it was torture. Never again. : )

We celebrated at home. I made pizza and we watched a movie. I was in bed by 10.

Happy New Year!!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh, I would love to be in Paris for the New Year. Your sister is so fortunate! Although your New Years isn't as glam, it beats mine. I was in a hotel room with two sleeping toddlers. I ate m&m's, Bugle's, drank Diet Dr. Pepper, and went to bed at 11:00. Fun stuff!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a wonderful place to be for new years! So glad I've "met" you this year.

Blessing and Happy new year,

mimi charmante said...

Paris on New Years - now that is the way to celebrate! As for you and I...
Where abouts in Iowa are you? I lived there as a child.
As for *believe* - steal away! It is a fabulously inspiring word - you can use it all day long! (I believe I can get this laundry done, I believe I can keep my cool while four boys try and make me lose it, I believe it is okay to have a glass of wine this early in the day...) :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Paris..sounds so exciting and exotic. We were here in freezing cold Minnesota. But blessed to all be together...happy and healthy. That's sayin' something. Blessings on you this New Year friend.

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