Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

Well, once again it is time for us to ring in a new year and I sit here pondering where the current one went. There were so many things that I wanted to get done before this day came, but alas, that's why we get a 'fresh start' every January 1st.
Tonight we decided to have some friends over and so in preparation, I headed over to the best salon in Cincinnati, Chambers Packer Studio for a haircut and style so I'd look beautiful for our guests. Yes, they had their work cut out for them, but it's amazing how good a great haircut and some fabulous makeup (and fake lashes) can make you feel like a million bucks!
We are doing an appetizer menu and I'm headed out to pick up some last minute things that are sure to give at least one of us (me most specifically) a 'muffin top' that will stick around long after the evening ends - ugh.
My husband's big project is an 'ice luge' - yep, I said it. And ICE LUGE for shots.
I have no words.
He also made up some 'exotic' jell-o shots (chocolate covered cherry to name one). It should be a fun and 'interesting' evening. Especially since none of us are 'spring chickens' anymore - ha!
I read in one of my magazines about a fun New Year's Eve tradition where at the stroke of midnight they drink their champagne and then eat 12 grapes - one for each month of the new year. Each sour grape you eat, represents a 'bad' month and every sweet grape, represents a 'good' month. Not that I necessarily believe in this sort of thing ... but I thought it'd be fun anyway!
I do have to say that I'm looking forward to 2009 though. I have a great bunch of brides for next year and I always have a blast getting to know each and every one of my couples.
I also have a couple of new things for next year. I am looking into taking on some new clients for commercial work, selling some of my 'fine art' images, and offering some one-on-one workshops for some VERY patient photographers who've been asking for this for at least a year now!
With all of that said ... I truly hope that we all have a WONDERFUL 2009 and a safe and happy New Year's Eve.

1 comment:

Jen Swendiman said...

sooo sorry we missed the ice luge! may 2009 be the hap hap happiest of your years so far.