The Adventure Starts Here: Good Bye 2011!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good Bye 2011!

This New Year's Eve, Chris and I decided to have a nice relaxing night.  I was very happy for this considering that we've been very busy this month, but especially this last week of December.  It is always busy for us between Christmas and New Year's with family get togethers and celebrating Chris' birthday and this year was no different.  I had to work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that week, but Chris was off on vacation.  Thankfully he got a lot of errands and chores done for me while he was home :)

Tuesday night, Chris picked me up at work and we drove to Weehawken.  Every year the Flinns have a Cousins' Party... since Chris' dad is one of 8 kids there are lot of aunts and uncles and cousins there and is always a good time.  It was pouring Tuesday night, so that combined with the normal traffic made it so that we didn't get to the party until 6:45.  The party had started at 2 today, so by the time we got there most of the fun had already taken place.  Thankfully they warmed us up plates of yummy food, we gave Angela her gift (and Chris got his), gave his Gram the Shutterfly Calendar, and sang Happy Birthday to all the December Birthdays.  Tuesday was also Chris Sr.'s 60th Birthday so we made a bigger deal about his Birthday!  

 Wednesday night we met Chris' friend Craig and his girlfriend Jenny for dinner at Chilli's to celebrate Chris' Birthday.   We had planned to go bowling afterwards but when we got there we found out there were leagues going on.  Since Jenny and I both had to work the next day we really couldn't wait around for the leagues to finish so we decided to take a rain check.  I'm so glad we were at least able to meet up with them for dinner.

Thursday night, Chris and I drove down to Warren to my parents' house.  My cousin Dixon and his family were down visiting and I hadn't seen them since my Grandma passed away in 2009 and Chris has never met them.  We came down for dinner and it was really nice to catch up with them and get to know their girls, Alexia and Sophia.  I'm so glad we were able to get a picture with them before we went home!

I took the day off from work on Friday since I had one day left and it was Chris' Birthday... he turned 34 this year!  I asked him what he wanted for his birthday... originally it was tickets to a Rangers game, but since the Giants may make it to the playoffs he's decided to hold off on getting tickets since he'd rather go to the play-off game if they make it!  We discussed ideas on what to do on his actual birthday and we finally decided to go the NYC to see the tree, walk around, and go to dinner.  Traffic was horrible, the crowds were insane, and at many times we wished we hadn't gone in and contemplated going home, but in the end we got to see the pretty decorations, got some nice pictures, and had a very delicious dinner.  I'm very glad we went in and braved the crowds!

I hope everyone had an amazing 2011 and a happy new year!  I can't wait to see what 2012 will bring!

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