Magical New Year

@DianneN (82554)
United States
January 2, 2018 10:31am CST
Who had time to be here this year? Not I! We had the most fabulous New Year's Eve of them all. Appetizers and drinks were a hit. Dinner at our local steakhouse was delicious. But dessert back at our place was super! Friends brought live entertainment in the form of a local saxophone player. I had to tell Alexa, our Echo, "Off!" We watched various fireworks over the water, watched the ball drop in Times Square in New York City on TV, kissed to welcome in the new year, and as usual, my husband escorted our guests right out the door. We did have one visitor come afterwards, but she didn't overstay her welcome. The best of everything were the phone calls from our children, grandchildren, friends, and family up north. It was a magical New Year's Eve. We picked up our sister-in-law from the airport on New Year's Day and treated her to dinner at a restaurant. We are so excited that she is here at her condo for the season. She just stopped by while I was writing this, so I hope it posts!
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@FayeHazel (19112)
• United States
2 Jan
Wow! That sounds fantastic! I hope your 2018 is wonderful!
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Same to you! So far, it started off on the right foot and hope it continues.
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@FayeHazel (19112)
• United States
3 Jan
@DianneN Yay! We will keep the positive energy coming
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@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
2 Jan
So glad your New Year's Eve was a magical one!!! You definitely will enjoy have your sister-in-law around!!!
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
We also FaceTimed with the kids and Doodles! We saw him get a drink of water, eat treats, and go to sleep in his baby bed. THAT was also magical.
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@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
2 Jan
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@allknowing (68852)
• India
3 Jan
Reading your posts is like a breath of fresh year. Happy New Year!!
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
Happy New Year to you, too, and thanks so much!!!
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@EddieHands (37814)
• United States
2 Jan
Well have a great day everyone !! I think that things are going to keep getting more magical in this new year!! Blessings !
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
I certainly hope you are right! Happy New Year to you!!!!
• United States
2 Jan
Happy to hear that you rung in the new year with all the fun and festivities. Wow live entertainment sounds awesome!
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Thank you! The live music was a fine touch to the evening.
@TRBRocks420 (81209)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jan
Glad you had a fun time.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Thanks and Happy New Year!!!!
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@rebelann (42496)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jan
Happy New Year, I'm hoping this one will be wonderfully magical.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
I hope it will be magical for us all and top last year!
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@rebelann (42496)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jan
Last year started out ok but as of late August became a horrendous one @DianneN I just hope that all those people devastated by the disasters will find the means to get back on track.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
@rebelann That, too. Happy New Year!
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
2 Jan
Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time ringing in the new year! Hope you continue to have a fabulous 2018.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Thank you and of course, I wish the same for you!
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
2 Jan
@DianneN Thank you
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
@Happy2BeMe You're welcome and you do have an exciting year coming up!
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@much2say (40097)
• United States
2 Jan
Sounds like you had such a blast on New Years Eve and continuing on the excitement into the New Year! Hope you and your family have a wonderful 2018!!
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Thank you and the same to you! I hope you enjoyed your traditional Japanese dinner!
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@much2say (40097)
• United States
3 Jan
@DianneN It's supposed to be breakfast, but by the time we all got there, it turned out to be lunch. And then we had it for dinner too .
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
4 Jan
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Jan
I’m glad to hear that. Cool lap table
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Lol! I had to look. I didn't realize it was a lap table!
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@Madshadi (8922)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Jan
@DianneN *lamp
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
@Madshadi I thought you were talking about that thing at the musician's feet. Lol! Thank you! I love it. It's an antique.
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@Shiva49 (13812)
• Singapore
3 Jan
Feel part of the great time you had; your happiness is contagious. Best wishes for the new year - siva
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
Thanks so much! Happy New Year to you. Love your new avatar!
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@Shiva49 (13812)
• Singapore
3 Jan
@DianneN Thank you, that is the latest me, okay one year plus - siva
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@BelleStarr (39623)
• United States
3 Jan
Sounds like a very exciting New Years Eve. In the old days, we had friends who were musicians and this has brought back memories of those days.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
Those days must have been awesome! Drive safely!!!!!!
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@BelleStarr (39623)
• United States
3 Jan
@DianneN we sure are trying
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@JustBhem (41519)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Jan
I was not here too when the whole world was celebrating New year, I was with my Family and my nieces and nephews. And looks like you had fun there too celebrating the year-end.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Being with family is the best way to celebrate. If we were home, we'd actually see out children and celebrate in person.
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@JustBhem (41519)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jan
@DianneN Yes, it's the time of the year where we need to think all the happiness could bring this year.
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@amadeo (70723)
• United States
2 Jan
Nice there.Have a good one.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Yes, it was, and thanks.
@amadeo (70723)
• United States
2 Jan
@DianneN good.Enjoy the rest of your stay there.
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@ilocosboy (35861)
• Philippines
3 Jan
That was a very happy moment for you.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
It was, and that music was so nice during dessert. Thanks!
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• United States
3 Jan
@DianneN Greatest New Year ever, and with background music. I'm glad you had a wonderful day.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
It was so nice, especially since we are so far from our family. Thank you and Happy New Year!!!!!
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@maezee (33011)
• United States
3 Jan
That sounds awesome. Good for you!
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
Happy New Year!
@thelme55 (14944)
• Germany
3 Jan
I am glad you had a magical celebration. Happy new year.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
Thank you and the same to you!!!!
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• Northampton, England
2 Jan
bit swanky girl
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
3 Jan
Yes. Yes I am.
@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
2 Jan
Lovely photo Dianne, so pleased you had a great new year.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
Thank you! It was bittersweet. Another couple couldn't be in Florida this year. She had surgery for a rare form of colon cancer six days after our younger son's wedding. She's still in New York and having chemo. I truly hope she beats this and returns next year.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
2 Jan
@DianneN That is sad I hope the chemo works for your friend.
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@DianneN (82554)
• United States
2 Jan
@Gillygirl So do I. She's had her second round of it.
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