We have created quite the New Year's Eve tradition at our house. It is probably our favorite part of the whole holiday season. It is a special time of wishing, dreaming, reflecting, predicting, laughing, and munching (of course)! This year was no exception.
As part of our celebration each year we dig out our New Year's charms. Over the year's we have collected close to 20 different silver charms. The kids dictate to us their ideas to accompany each charm before they are tucked in to the "cake" of choice for our near midnight snack. After the anticipation of discovering which fortune was ours we totally enjoyed eating this year's treat - oreo truffles.
Maybe because you are interested,
but mostly because I want to remember,
what follows is our family fortunes as written by Gavin and Anne Hope:
Kevin - the big cross
"You will learn more about Jesus this year."
Katie - sunflower
"You will grow closer to the sun (Son)."
~A continuation of 2010 for both Kevin and I.~
Gavin - butterfly
"You will see a buttefly and be filled with wonder."
~He's always wondering, brainstorming, and figuring...very appropriate~
Anne Hope - friends forever heart
"You will meet a special new friend this year."
~We are hoping she will have the courage to meet and play with new people, especially as she ventures off to Kindergarten. This was a perfect pick for her.~
Gibson - token of love
"This year you will ask Jesus to come in to your heart"
~He was just the little person we would have hoped would draw this one.~
Gabe - believe
"You will overcome all of your obstacles"