Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Years Eve

Every New Years Eve I make a spread of appetizers for us to eat.  This year we had 7 layer mexican dip,  veggies, pretzels, and potato chip with dip, pepperoni rolls, and a stromboli type thing that Rich prepared using the dough that I made, thinly sliced pepperoni, and provolone cheese.  

We filled up our plates and ate our yummy appetizers while watching a movie called Dolphin Tale.   

That's right ... had to get a close up of this little girl ... too cute that she had a plate of food in front of her and she was laying on her side.
We love this tradition so much and look forward to it each year.  As the children get older, it's so much fun to listen to them talk about the traditions that we are setting and get excited about them!  Rosalie and Jonathan were sleeping soundly by 8 PM.  The rest of us played wii sports resort and settled down for another movie to watch.  Martin and Aaron really seemed to have it in them to make it until midnight ... but Rich and I couldn't manage it.  So, we all headed to bed at about 11:15PM.  That's okay, we'll try again next year!


  1. We love the Holland traditions, and have adopted many of them at our own house. I love how your family is so connected and you are such a great unit, even with so many moving parts. :) You should feel proud of the kids you are raising and on those not so good days, think back to this stuff and that someday they may share the same types of memories with their own kids. WAY DOWN THE ROAD! :)

  2. Love this New Year's tradition! Rich's stromboli sounds delicious!

  3. How fun!

    We all went to bed at 9:45 which, was as soon as we got home from a new year's party - no ringing in the new year for us.
    Hey, I spy Trader Joe's potato chips in that first picture. I love Trader Joe's!

  4. Sounds like a fun, and delicious family night!