Celebrating New Year’s Eve and My Son’s Birthday

Happy New Year!

So far, all the New Year has brought me is a virus. (Insert throat clearing and gagging.) I am feeling so sick. Bah…

It’s like 2016 is trying to tell me something. Whatever…

New Year's Eve Table Setting

New Year's Eve Table Setting

I hope everyone had a nice New Year’s Eve celebration. We did. For dinner, my husband made Prime Rib. It was delish! Sometimes, he really outdoes himself. The only thing missing was the broiled lobster tails. Next time!

New Year's Eve Table Setting

New Year's Eve Table Setting

New Year's Eve Table Setting

For my table setting… I purchased the hat, noise-makers, and photo-props at Walmart. I thought they looked a little cheesey, so I altered them with my own ribbon, and sheet music. And then, I added some clock faces.

New Year's Eve Table Setting

New Year's Eve Table Setting

I love the way the napkins came out. They’re perfect for New Years Eve. It’s called a bow-tie fold. You need two napkins, or one napkin and a ribbon. Here’s a link to a video that shows you how to do it.

New Year's Eve Table Setting

As far as resolutions go, I want to continue on the path to health and fitness. And, I’d like to find some inner-peace. I think I’m sorely lacking in that department.

New Year's Eve Table Setting

New Year's Eve Table Setting

My son’s birthday is in between Christmas and New Year’s (It stinks!), so we celebrated with cake tonight.

Birthday Cake

I made a whimsical cake with a winter theme. I think it came out really nice. The “block of ice” in the back, lights up and changes colors.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

I want to start experimenting with fondant. Hopefully, this year, there’ll be time for that.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Happy 16th B’day, babe!

New Year's Eve

I also made a batch of my semi-homemade brownies. You can find my recipe here.

Semi Homemade Brownies

New Year's Eve

Semi Homemade Brownies

New Year's Eve

After dinner, we attempted to watch a movie. I say attempted because, we all dropped off, one at a time. Yawn! My brother-in-law, fortunately, woke up in time, to wake the rest of us, for the ball drop.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Instead of the Traditional “Best year ever!” New Year wishes, I’ll just say this…  I hope that 2016 brings you more moments of joy, than of sorrow. In the end, it’s really all we can hope for.

5 Comments

  1. Karen
    January 5, 2016 / 2:50 PM

    You can both be my biggest fan, seeing that there’s only two of you, LOL!

  2. January 3, 2016 / 8:25 PM

    We have to talk!!! So many things that you have to teach me!!! So beautiful and festive….I love it!!! XOXO Love, Aunt Audrey “I” am your biggest fan!!!

    • Karen
      January 5, 2016 / 2:49 PM

      Thank you! Love you!

  3. January 3, 2016 / 8:11 PM

    My goodness! May 2016 be a great year for all of us with much growth and learning and enrichment! You are amazing! Love Aunt Arlene -your biggest fan!

    • Karen
      January 5, 2016 / 2:49 PM

      Thanks! I hope it will be a great year! Hopefully we’ll get to see each other at some point too! Love you!

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