Happy New Year!!!
On New Year's Eve day, Mr. Nielson took the Little Nies out so I could
enjoy a few quiet hours at home all alone,
which is total bliss for me.
I cleaned up Christmas and set out a few New Year celebration decorations.
My sister Lucy, my brother Jesse, and their families
came up to ring in the new year with us.
We must have spent a whole hour in the fleeting 2015
hours watching funny Instagram videos on a very small iPhone.
My Mom and Dad briefly appeared
but left before the clock struck midnight.
They stayed long enough to see Jesse let off some epic
fireworks in front of my house,
then headed down the street to the comforts of their cozy home.
Besides, Nan, their dog, was probably going crazy at
home with all the firework commotion outside.
We decided that Jesse would set off 5 fireworks every hour on the hour until midnight.
This kept the gang awake and alert.
During the last hour of 2015, Mr. Nielson and I slow-danced
to the tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Carla Bruni, and Frank Sinatra,
while the fireplace provided a romantic glow.
I hope that 2016 will be my best year yet.
I have so many hopes and dreams for this year,
and I am praying they all happen.
It will take a lot of work, but I am determined to make it all happen
C H E E R S to 2 0 1 6!