Happy New Year!

Sheldon: You know the holidays are just around the corner. Maybe he just wants to see if he can lodge the other testicle up there.
Leonard: I told you, that was a different guy.
Penny: Well, that’s too bad. You could’ve spent New Year’s Eve waiting for the ball to drop. –Big Bang Theory

Last night I rang in the New Year with Sassy Couple. It was my first New Year’s away from Match and I missed him terribly. The night was really low key which was just what I was in the mood for. Sassy had me come over early so she could fix my hair and makeup. It was a house party, but everyone dressed up, which was so fun.

While Sassy was doing my hair she asked me to be one of her bridesmaids!! She said that she loves me and that even though we’ve only been friends a little over a year, I’m one of her favorite people, and I’m the only one who has shown a big interest in her wedding. I said yes of course, and I’m so honored that she picked me. I’ve only been a bridesmaid once, for my brother’s wedding when I was 20, and I feel like that’s not the same as being asked by a friend. Sassy Guy also asked Match to be his groomsman, so it looks like we’ll be walking down the aisle together again. 🙂 I can’t wait to plan her bridal shower and participate in all of the fun wedding stuff. It’s so exciting to be on the other side of it.

We played a few silly games, took lots of cheesy pictures, and danced in the New Year.

I called it a night early and came home to relax in my pjs with my pup. I think it was a perfect reflection of what this year has in store. I think there will be a lot more mellow house parties versus loud bar scenes, and a lot more quiet evenings at home. And you know what? I can’t wait. How did you ring in 2012?

TTUT-The Candy Cane Lane Tradition

So kids, I settled in for Christmas alone. I appreciated that Ted wanted to cheer me up, but honestly, it wasn’t necessary. -Robin, How I Met Your Mother

I’m linking up with my two favorite elves: IA and Seriously Shawn

Here’s what I’ve been up to: 

    Merry Christmas everyone! Today I’m actually home alone tonight (sad) because Match is at work. But don’t feel too bad for me; we will be celebrating with the in-laws tomorrow. On Thursday, colds and all, Match, Monkey, and I went to Candy Cane Lane here in our new city. It’s definitely going to become a Christmas tradition for us. We bundled up, grabbed some apple cider and walked through the magic that is Candy Cane and Lollipop Lanes.

    Click on the picture and it should get bigger so you can see all the pretty lights up close.  I told Match I wanted to deck out our house like this next year, and he said, “Good luck hanging those lights!”

    I need these little penguins in my yard. Aren’t they the cutest?

    We had fun walking through the lanes, and I can’t wait to bring our kids here someday. Next year Match should have Christmas off! I’m very excited about that. I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful holiday!