Friday, January 1, 2010

Celebrating the New Year

This New Year's Eve we were blessed with the company of friends and family to say good bye to the old, and welcome in the new. We had a lovely dinner with good luck lentils and hoppin' john, rosemary collards with caramelized onion and a beautiful salad (thanks Brad!) and honey roasted pears for dessert. We enjoyed floating the walnut boats, a family New Year's tradition. This year we added fortunes and a more festive landscape for the boats to travel, per the suggestions in All Year Round, my hands-down favorite seasonal idea book. There is something so magical about combining the wonders of fire and water together. The kids were mesmerized and continued to play in the water until we dragged them off to bed.



Another beautiful element to the evening was observing the blue moon. It was the second full moon for the month, and as the evening grew dark, we stepped out the front door and the moon greeted us right there across the street. It shone in a way that reflected my own feelings of hope and wonder for the year ahead.


May our path be peaceful, may we always be good and true to ourselves. May we strive to treat others in the way we wish to be treated. May we find gratitude for the gifts in our every day. Blessings on your journey into this new, beautiful year! Happy 2010!

7 comments:

Tan Family said...

The blue moon was really special! Love the walnut boats. Happy New Year!

The Magic Onions said...

Blessings on your new year too.
What a lovely celebration you had.
Blessings and magic.

C.T. said...

A happy new year to you too. And I'm so much looking forward to read more of your inspiring posts in 2010. Have a wonderful, blessed, healthy, joyful year and a big thanks from Carmie.XXX

Heather said...

Love All Yaer Round. Love Love Love it.
What a beautiful way to bring in the new year. Many blessings and joy for the coming year ahead

gardenmama said...

I love the photo of the walnut heart. It looks and sounds like a beautiful time with your family. Many warm wishes to you in this new year!

Sarah said...

I enjoyed reading about your celebration. It sounds beautiful.

suna said...

happy new year.