Bring It On 2014!

It's been a while since my last blog post, but first things first:


We started 2014 off with a bang!  Last night had to be one of the best New Years in recent memory.  Usually, we do the quiet night in with the kids but this year we ended up planning to ring in the New Years with the kids and then have a couple hours to ourselves.  Here's how the night unraveled:

Initially, we planned to take the kids to a family-friendly New Years event on Mount Seymour but the tickets were sold out.  Then we planned to take in the festivities at Robson Square but that was vetoed after we realized that it was 9pm and we were still home.

I was all ready to enjoy a night in with the kids when hubby suggested we go out to dinner.  We quickly decided on The Keg {thanks to a gift certificate from a good friend} and headed out with three kids in tow.  During the entire drive to the restaurant, I kept thinking to myself how crazy we were for taking the two younger kids out so late.  But it was New Years Eve and it only happened one night out of the entire year...

After a 30-45 minute wait {standing up, no less} and some amazing service from the hostesses {snack trays for all of the kids!}, we were seated in the family-friendly bar area with amazing music and equally amazing company.  And would you believe that the two younger ones were on their absolute best behaviour?  Not to brag or anything, but there was no kicking, no screaming, no fighting, no tantrums, nothing!  Lil J was acting super mature and actually ate most of his food and Baby Z was content eating anything and everything.  Obviously, we don't have to worry about Miss S misbehaving - she was just excited to be spending New Years Eve with us!

With our full bellies, we headed home just in time to catch the ball drop in Times Square.  Champagne was popped {and non-alcoholic bubbly too!}, glasses were clinking, kisses were exchanged and cheers were made.  I still can't believe the two littles had enough energy to ring in 2014, but I'm so glad they did!

Then it was bedtime for the little ones and a movie for Miss S.  The 30-45 minute cab wait ended up being only 2 minutes, so hubby and I rushed to get ready and headed down the street to a New Years party.  We saw friends we hadn't seen in a while and family we had just saw at Christmastime.  We also danced the rest of the night away, headed home after an hour and watched part of a movie.
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I couldn't think of a more perfect way to spend New Years this year.  And I can't wait to see what's in store for us this year, what the future holds and the new friendships that will be made.

How did you spend your New Years?

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