Why I Love New Year’s Eve

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Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! And by the time you read this, it’ll probably already be the new year. To my friends across the international date line, what is 2012 like? The rest of us will be there soon.

New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. It brings a collective time for reflection on the past year and anticipation and hope for the year to come.

And for me, New Year’s Eve has an extra special meaning because exactly ten years ago on New Year’s Eve, I met this woman at Giant Village. A mutual friend suggested that we should meet since we were both attending this event. This woman was there with her brother, and I was there with a buddy.


I wonder what she’s been up to after all these years?

Just kidding!

I know what she’s up to. We met in 2001 and were smitten by the time 2002 arrived and have been together ever since. Ten years later, we’ve added to our funky bunch. We work hard hoping to keep these little munchkins alive. What a difference a decade makes, no?


So yeah, New Year’s Eve totally rocks in my book.

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    Tim Hamilton December 31st, 2011

    2001 was my last New Years as a Batchelor. 6 days later my wife and I were married..So 2001 was a great year for me too. Happy New Year!

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    Reximillion December 31st, 2011

    Congrats! Looks like you wrote some nice genetic code there too!

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    Steve January 1st, 2012

    Is it a violation of this holiday's spirit of reflection to say that your wife is hot? One of my resolutions for the new year is to become more tactful, but I still have almost an hour to get it out of my system...

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    Mike January 1st, 2012

    I'm guessing that the family portrait was composited since the trees are illuminated from the top-right and the people are illuminated from the left.
    Or maybe you have some crazy reflectors set up?

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    haacked January 1st, 2012

    @steve totally fine. :)
    @mike it was a professional portrait (thanks Groupon!). They had lights and reflectors.

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    Matthew January 3rd, 2012

    Is that a Real Madrid jersey on your little one? Viva España!

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    haacked January 3rd, 2012

    @Matthew no, it's a Japan national team Jersey given to him by his grandma.