"This is a time for reflection as well as celebration. As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life. Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained. Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached. Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought. Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears. And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come. Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life."
Last night was so much fun! Movies, s’mores, and hanging out with the girls are the best way to ring in the New Year. We went outside at to blow noisemakers and set off the popper things and the guys down the block where running up and down the block in their boxers… always exciting. Then we watched “I love the 90s” on VH1, which cracks me up.
Today we have our traditional family dinner where each member of the family picks any two foods that they want, and then we have a big meal. For example, this year I picked yaya spaghetti and a strawberry/banana smoothie. My brother picked crab legs and some meat product. My mom is having plums and a chocolate cheesecake and my dad is having onion rings and a fruit salad. None of the food has to match (we had one year where everything was fried) and we could end up with all of one food group. It’s a lot of fun. J
Okay, so now I should go be productive and do laundry and clean and paint and such… I hope everyone had a wonderful new years eve and a happy new years day! J
Here’s a bit of conversation with Scott in case you missed my crazy dorm life:
Sjms: im regretting not getting something there
Sjms: at the pirates of the
Sjms: they had a dictionary of pirate phrases and words
Sjms: it was like 200 pages of fun filled pirate facts
SammiRo: oh goodness
Sjms: just think of it...i could have been running around the halls screaming things hahaha and no one would have the faintest idea as to what i was saying
SammiRo: you do that anyway
Sjms: hahaha yeaaaa
Sjms: but i could be all ARRRRRRRRRRRRR ME BURRIED TREASURE!!
SammiRo: you can do that anyway
Sjms: see i could have been running around saying things such as...
SammiRo: oh goodness
Sjms: "YE'LL MEET THE ROPE'S END FOR THAT, ME BUCKO!
Sjms: i love it
Sjms: and as for you...
Sjms: you are a rum fellow
SammiRo: a rum fellow?
Sjms: strange or odd...the sort who wont say ARRRRR on talk like a pirate day
SammiRo: ahh lol
Sjms: come on now!
SammiRo: my resident is a pirate... i don't think anyone will believe me when i say that
Sjms: i believe you
SammiRo: that's because it's you! Lol