Happy New Year Y'all!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!

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We had a GREAT New Year's Eve.  I usually do not like to go out on NYE but this year we were invited to a party in our neighborhood where we saw friends from a long time ago and new friends as well.  The kids all played upstairs in a playroom (there was a sitter). And the grown ups ate, drank and played a TV and Music trivia game.  It was so much fun!  Kate almost made it until midnight. We made it home in time to watch the ball drop with the boys, exchanged kisses and hugs and are going to bed.  

All day, Kate kept asking when she could put her beautiful dress on and go to the party. I am telling you...this girl loves parties!  All the other little girls there (she was the youngest) fell asleep but not our party girl!!!

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I wish y'all a joyous and healthy new year!
When I told Will it was time for lights out tonight, he said, 
"First I need to say my first prayer of 09, Mom." What a sweetie!

P.S. For the past few years, on New Years Day, we write one goal or dream or hope we have for the new year on a piece of paper. It is not really a resolution but something we hope will happen.  I remember a few years ago writing that I hope to meet our daughter/sister.  I find that piece of paper every January 1st and we look over the last year's wishes to see if they came true (and they do).  I hope I can find that paper since our move this year:)

Note: Several of you complimented Kate's dress and I want to share my secret with you~I love a bargain!  It is Burberry and I love Burberry but I refuse to spend $170 on a cotton dress for a toddler. That is just crazy!  This dress was recently on sale at Nordstrom for an obscenely low price.  They had several. I almost bought a bigger size for next year too!  So check it out if you live near a Nordstom.  Oh and speaking of bargains...the t-shirt lady is going to offer us a discount on those tees below...just waiting for the code!


37 comments:

  1. Happy New Year.....may it be a glorious one! ;)

    Hugs,
    Steffie

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  2. You go Kate! Your buddy Ruby made it to midnight too...(Big sister, not so much!) Unfortunately, she also woke up at 6:00am. We are off to the lake today!

    Happy New Year to ALL of you!

    Love,
    Di, Jeff, Ainsley & Ruby Mei

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  3. I hope 2009 is a great year for all of you! Kate looks adorable in her party dress! She is such a doll!

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  4. Happy New Year to a wonderful and beautiful family. Hope you have a great year.

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  5. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Happy New Year. I hope all your wishes come true in 2009! I love Kate's Burberry dress. The party girl is stylin' :)

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  7. and found her you did! she is the lucky one to have God's watchful eye find you all for her! blessings for 2009
    Beth

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  8. Happy 2009! I love your idea of writing down your hopes for the New Year... (we had a quiet NYE, watching movies and being together as a family - nice:)

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  9. Happy 2009! I love your idea of writing down your hopes for the New Year... (we had a quiet NYE, watching movies and being together as a family - nice:)

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  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR...
    Sounds like a Great evening..
    Kate is soooo adorable..
    Have an AMAZING Year..
    I will be here following..
    HUGS ....

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  11. Lovely family photos. Kate looks so stylish and grown-up in her Burberry dress! Her hair is getting so long! That was very sweet of Will to pray at the New Year before going to bed! Happy New Year, Wendy

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  12. Wishing you a very happy 2009, Kim. You deserve it!

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  13. Happy New Year Kim!! Kate's dressing is darling- I love it!! She literally cannot get any cuter, I swear :)
    Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2009.

    Emily

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  14. Love the dress!! She is getting so big. Happy New Year. Hoots mom

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  15. Happy New Year 3 Peanuts! Wishing you all the best!

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  16. Happy New Year Kim, I have a feeling Texas is going to feel like home very soon. I am so glad you are enoying the holiday season and wish you many blessings for the New Year.

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  17. happy new year kim! i love your hopes for 2009, what a wonderful idea!

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  18. Dear Kim--This is my first time commenting on your blog--I found you through Amy C aka Mededith Teagarden--at "A Mother Singing" blog---Amy and I have daughters from the same SWI. Amy and I have become good friends through e-mail--I am on the East coast (outside Phila, PA)--we adopted our daughter in 2004 from LSWI in Guangdong Prov. I read your blog last summer and then forgot about it --but recently found it again and have really been enjoying your holiday preparations, traditions and especially the pictures of the kids!!! I will miss the holiday header--that Christmas photo is just precious and we have been enjoying your excellent music choices for Christmas!!! I must tell you I am obsessed about dressing my China doll--and LOVE the way you dress your Kate! Our Ava has the MJ Holiday knot dress for this season!!I too order from Orient Expressed as I Love monogramming and smocking!!!! Just wanted to introduce myself and let you know how much I enjoy following along!!!
    By the way---LOVE the Burbery dress~you know I will be heading to my Nordstroms tomorrow!~!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing your blog with all of us!
    Barbarann - mom to Ava Claire age 5 1/2 from Leizhou in Guangdong Providence

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  19. I love her dress- so adorable! Good for you for finding a great bargain!! Cheers to a fantastic 2009!

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  20. I've been catching up on all you Christmas pictures. They're adorable. I love Kate's dress. It is too cute!

    I love your comment about shooting nerf guns in the house...too funny. I actually do let them run around shooting them, so I'm glad they didn't do that in your house :)

    Happy New Year!!

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  21. I am praying you have a quiet 2009 with no moving involved!!! Kate is just adorable in her dress...my girls love dresses also.

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  22. Happy New Year to your Peanut family!

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  23. Happy 2009! Once again, thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging blog.

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  24. Happy New Year to the whole Peanuts gang!

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  25. P.S. --forgot to tell you we have a Christmas morning dress too--I thought we were the only ones that did that!!! Ours is from Orient Expressed I got it last year and thought it was to big--but whe wore it this year and it will fit again next year!
    BA

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  26. Happy New Year to your beautiful family!!!

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  27. I just realized that you'll be changing the picture on your blog heading soon due to it's seasonal content. Too bad--it's absolutely darling. Happy New Year to you all!

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  28. What a fun party! I love that Kate enjoys getting dressed up and going to a party. She is a girl after my own heart! I hope your 2009 goals are all met!!!

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  29. Gotta love a party girl! It's a good thing she has such a fahionable mama!! Happy 2009!

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  30. What a great family picture! It's funny, Jackson has so pajama pants made from an identical fabric as Kate's dress. They are from Old Navy though! LOL

    ~Lynn

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  31. Good to know about that dress!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  32. Happy New Year to your family!

    Many Blessings in 20091

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  33. Happy New Year to you all as well!! I LOVE Burberry bargains...good times.
    You two girls look fabulous!

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  34. Kim,
    Kate sounds so much like our Ava Lu. She is a party girl too! Always outlasts the other children AND she made it to midnight on New Year's Eve. There's just something about our spirited little chinese angels!

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Michelle

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  35. Happy New Year! Love Kate's dress.

    Karen

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