Five Question Friday! – New Year’s Eve Edition

by Carrie with Children with 6 comments
I’m pretty sure that this has been the longest week in the history of the universe.  I guess it also didn’t help my cause that my husband has been out of town for work since Sunday. I think everyone in our house is looking forward to Daddy coming home this afternoon….even Jack the cat. 

Just a reminder, I’m linking up with others for Five Question Friday and I don’t make up the questions. Click on the button below to see a linky list of others also participating.  Be sure and share your below too!

How long does your Christmas tree stay up? I cheated and took our Christmas tree and decorations down yesterday.  I’m pretty sure that’s bad luck for the new year, but I was tired of the clutter. 

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? We usually stay home on New Year’s Eve and celebrate with another couple who my husband has known almost his entire life.  We will definitely be eating good to ring in 2011 – we are having a seafood boil, complete with crab legs, shrimp and lots of Old Bay seasoning.  Delicious! 

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?  I wrote a post about this earlier in the week.  Friendly peer pressure is encouraged to make sure I stick to my resolutions!  🙂

How did you spend New Year’s Eve when you were younger? Is it strange that I can’t even really remember any memorable New Year’s Eve from when I was a kid?! Not even one!  That leads me to believe that we didn’t really celebrate it too much in my family. 

What was the best way you’ve ever spent New Year’s Eve?  Last New Year’s Eve was definitely a memorable one!  My friends got married last year on the night of New Year’s Eve and had a fun party to ring in the new year.  It was a really great time, even if I was three months pregnant with Molly at the time!   This New Year’s Eve there won’t be water involved!  😉

Last New Year’s Eve – Three months pregnant, drinking water.

Here’s hoping you have a fantastic 2011.   Thank you for following along with my adventures!  I’ve got a lot of fun things planned for the upcoming year – stay tuned! 


  • Anonymous

    I used to leave all Christmas decorations up until January 6 but this year most of them are already down and this does include the tree and outside lights.
    No plans for New Year's Eve.
    I do have a New Year's resolution to have a minimum of 4 Pampered Chef parties so I can take my grandson to both Polar Express Train Ride and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas. My website is
    I used to babysit most New Year's Eve, and one year I babysat for this guy that was a magician and he and his wife did not come home until 6am and the kids were starting to get up, I made good money that night.
    My parents had New Year's Eve parties and they were pretty fun so while they had their party I would sit up and watch Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve Party-back when music was good, fun and had a beat to dance to.

    Pam Rodgers King

  • Ashley @ Mama of All Trades

    I linked up! Happy New Year to you!!

  • Tribute Books Mama

    1. How long does your Christmas tree stay up?
    It usually goes up somewhere between Black Friday and December 10th and comes down sometime during the week after New Year's.

    2. Do you have plans for New Year's Eve?
    Yes, I am going out to dinner with my family.

    3. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?
    The ones my doctor would like me to have – exercise more, eat healthier. Easy to say, hard to put into practice.

    4. How did you spend New Year's when you were younger?
    I've been spending New Year's Eve the same way for about 30 years. I always go out to dinner with my family.

    5. What was the best way you've ever spent New Year's Eve?
    One that I remember is when we got an ice storm and every inch of the trees were covered in white with their limbs heavy and hanging across the roadways. It was a very beautiful sight. The type of snow you usually only see in holiday movies.

  • Dianne

    You would think that since we only put up the tree this year, we would be able to get the thing down before New Year's Day!! 🙂 Maybe we will just leave it up until next Christmas…

  • Tanya (a Taste of T)

    Your New Years sounds yummy and fun!

  • Jessica

    1. Our tree typically comes down on 1/1. This year, I felt too horrible to remove all the decorations and tree until 1/2.

    2. This New Years Eve, my family was on a flight home from visiting family. We actually arrived home just in time to see the ball drop on tv!

    3. I don't really like making resolutions because then I become too disappointed when I quit them. Instead, I have "focuses" for the year. I want to make sure I focus on me time (working out, reading, being healthier, relaxing, having alone time, etc.).

    4. New Years Eve when I was younger, well…I typically just treated it like another day. Went to bed at a normal time. I know, I am so exciting! LOL!

    5. The best New Years Eve I ever spent was while ringing in 2000. I worked for a telecommunications company and they needed people to work (to make sure all the systems transferred appropriately around the globe). I was paid 6 times my hourly rate plus they brought in a catered buffet and served champagne. Everything went smoothly, so we all partied and got paid for it.