We had a very laidback evening as we rang in the new year. We headed up to Joe’s parents’ cabin in Blue Ridge for the weekend. Joe and Lucy did a lot of this:
That was definitely something I wanted to be doing. There’s something about being in the mountains that just put us to sleep. Add that to the fatigue I’m feeling from being anemic, and you have a recipe for disaster! Needless to say, instead of saying, “Only an hour until the new year!” I was saying things like, “Only an hour until I can go to bed!” Haha.
Lucy enjoyed chilling in front of the fireplace.
We woke up Lucy before midnight to get her ready for bed and to take a family pic, the last one for the year.
Just before midnight, we all headed downstairs to watch the ball drop in Times Square and toast with champagne.
This is how Lucy rang in the new year — snoozing away in the bouncer.
On New Year’s Day, Joe and I took Lucy into downtown Blue Ridge. The whole point of our trip was to hit up the fudge shop, but it was closed. So, I dragged them into a new (to me, that is!) store that sells jewelry, handbags, clothes and hats, and walked out with a couple of new necklaces. Hooray!
Joe’s mom bought Lucy a New Year’s outfit and, of course, what’s a trip to the cabin without a pair of overalls so she can look like Grandpa? The overalls are definitely going to be her cabin attire.
And so, a new year is upon us. It’s a clean slate, and I have a lot of things I want to do differently than last year. Here’s hoping I can be successful with all the changes I want to make.