I love this time of year. Everything moves at a slower pace as you try to digest the Christmas turkey along with all the events of the year. We rarely go away at this time of year, instead we stay at home and enjoy the quietness of the normal bustling city.
We often catch up with friends we haven't seen for a while, sit in our backyard and have a few too many wines and a lot of laughs. The girls bounce on their trampoline, chase bubbles in the backyard and potter around in their own little world. They love just chilling out at home under the wreckage of the Christmas tree and having Dad around every day to throw them up in the sky.
Tonight is New Year's Eve Eve. The Skip and I have started a tradition of celebrating the new year on this night. It's easier to get a babysitter, a table in a restaurant and a cab! Again, I love the serenity of this night, most people are at home resting up for the big night, we often have the city to ourselves. It's wonderful! Then on New Year's Eve we usually see friends in the afternoon and then retire home with a burger and really great bottle of wine (thanks Sideways). We're all usually tucked up in bed by 10.30pm and stir when the fireworks are going off.
Happy New Year's Eve Eve everyone!