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Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year?

Ah, well, there have been better Eve's to the New Year, this is true! Like the one spent at Nate's parents with our favorite couple, Ward and Andrea when we got so caught up in blowing the horns that we started a "train" and formed a band of sorts. We danced our wat thru the house, everyone blowing their horn to their own rhythm and laughing absolutely hysterically with each other. Unfortunately there werent many horns blowing or many laughs spent as we said good-bye to 2005 and hello to 06. The laughs came later, after we could stop and re-evaluate what exactly happened!

It all began with Luxie waking up an hour early on New Year's Eve, crying, looking for her favorite toy. After an early start things went from bad to worse when she fell out of a chair and smashed her face on the ground, causing Nate and I to erupt into an argument over how it happened and why, all with Luxie crying hysterically. Thank the Lord she wasnt injured! As the day progressed we realized one way to salvage the holiday was to take naps and come back together in the afternoon refreshed and ready to celebrate...but the kids had other ideas. Luxie took FOREVER to fall asleep, and Zaine basically woke up every 20 minutes crying hysterically until I put her back to sleep. By 4:00 Nate and I were both exhausted and still frustrated with each other over the argument we had had earlier in the day. Nate decided to take Luxie to the park and let me rest--which was a great idea--except Zaine still wasnt ready to rest.

Finally we called it a day around 10pm. I took Zaine and put her to sleep, then went to bed myself. And that's when the rest of the world decided to begin to celebrate the New Year...by shooting off guns. Yes, in our neck of the woods they dont just shoot off fireworks, they stand outside and fire their guns--hand guns and automatic weapons. Around midnight I began to freak out, something Nate just wasnt in the mood to deal with after our ridiculous day. Unfortunately this lead to another disagreement about my overreacting, and Nate went to watch the countdown to the New Year in his studio! But the story doesnt end there!

At 2:30am we suddenly lost power! It was a calm evening with no storms or wind, but that doesnt matter in our neighborhood! Five minutes after that Luxie was up, worried about how dark it was in her room. Nate had fallen asleep in his studio, so I carried our girl out to him, made it back inside just in time to feed the baby and call the power company, who claimed our power would be restored by 3:30am. Around 4 it was back on, and Nate, having been unable to get Luxie to bed before the power was restored, finally got her back to bed and we all went to sleep.

The next morning all we could do was laugh. What in the world had happened? It was like we had celebrated "freaky end of the year day!" New Years day was also a bit exhausting, but today has been a great recovery and we are over the huge hurdle the end of the year tossed at us. It may not have been fun, but it was definitely memorable! And we will most certainly laugh about it as we share the story with our kids when they are older!


Blogger mommy zabs said...

Isn't it funny how with kids things just never go as planned!!! Well you made it through that, one more thing conquered :) Happy new year!

4:08 PM

Blogger meridith said...

bless your heart! what a day that sounds like. at least you can see the humor it and look back and laugh :) new years eves never seem to go as planned in my experience.

4:47 PM

Blogger AJ Fabulous said...

What a day! I hope you are able to get some rest in the coming days!

3:18 PM

Blogger joy madison said...

Rest to you dearheart!!!


3:49 AM

Blogger andrea said...

girl, that sounds crazy. just crazy. though I bet luxie and zaine will get a real kick out of reading this story one day...

6:58 PM


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