Monday, December 28, 2009

Gone.

Christmas is over. But that doesn’t mean the giving is.

I did a little shopping yesterday… not to return anything, but to look around. It’s what I do after Christmas.

Shop. It’s much more fun to shop after Christmas than before. The stress is gone and the sales are still on.

And if something catches my eye like a towering stack of satin pink leopard print jewelry boxes…

Betsey Johnson Jewelry Box

… well, I’ll take a few extra minutes and look through all the designs.

And if there happens to be something like a super-cute cupcake necklace staring right back at me, then I guess you know what happens next.

Betsey Johnson Cupcake Necklace

Awwe…… How could I resist. It’s just the cutest little thing.

Betsey Johnson Jewelry Box

And it comes in the cutest little box.

Betsey Johnson Necklace

And then there’s all this cute dangly stuff to boot. Did I mention how cute this thing is?

But I didn’t get it for me. I thought I would give it to one of you. So who wants it?

Enter for a chance to win this cutie patootie
Betsey Johnson Cupcake Necklace

Just leave a comment on this post and finish the following sentence…

This New Year’s Eve, I …

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 29th at 5:00 p.m. ET. Time’s Up. Winner announced below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Good luck!

I didn’t expect to be so moved by the entries for this giveaway. These might just be some of my favorite ones to read to date. I usually don’t do anything on New Year’s Eve, so thank you for sharing a glimpse into your plans. The simple ones. The silly ones. The serious ones. You guys fill my heart with happiness.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

And now for the winner…

winner

Congrats anna p! It’s you!

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Meghan said...

…hope to see the ball drop! We’ve fallen asleep before midnight for the past 3 years!

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Josie said...

This New Year’s Eve, I am hanging out with my husband and sister, eating waaaay too much!

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Alyssa said...

This New Year’s Eve…I plan on curling up on the couch and marathoning through the first season of Mad Men!

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Brenda said...

On New Year’s Eve I’m planning on going to a party and making some new friends and strengthening friendships already formed.
That necklace is too cute!

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Carol Neuhaus said...

I will be blessed by having dinner with my 94-year-old mom and my wonderful husband and get to go to sleep early because in Tucson we can celebrate New York New Years.

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Stephanie said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be making lots of yummy treats and enjoying them with good friends.

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Kathy C. said...

This New Years Eve, I will be spending it with my hubby and friends…the 3.5 year old will be spending the night with Nana & Papa…yeah for another date, the last night of the year….

Happy 2010!

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Jessica said...

This New Year’s Eve I… will be home with my kids, while my husband works. It is sure to be an exciting night :)

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Houda said...

This New Year’s Eve, I’m staying at home and watching movies (hopefully harry potter). :)

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Julie said...

This New Years Eve I will be singing on stage with a friend of mine’s band!

December 28, 2009 09:38 PM
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Melissa said...

This New Years Eve we will be driving back to Texas from Pennsylvania. Our vacation will be over. Boo

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Sabrina said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be furiously baking your christmas tree cupcakes with my boyfriend, for his family in another state =)

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Annie Brazeal said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be spending with 3 other families in my home. A nice low key get together with kids, drinks and yummy food. Being in good company is the best way to start the New Year!

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Nina said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be at my best friend’s house enjoying a wonderful homecooked meal. I will be bringing somewhere around 70 snowflake sugar cookies, all decorated!

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Cece said...

This New Year’s eve I will…spend with my new hubby of 6 months in the snowy wonderland of Jackson Hole and I can’t wait!

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Jessica said...

This New Years Eve, I will…

…be eating cupcakes (NYE cupcakes from Martha Stewart’s cupcake cookbook) with my hubby and family. All my people together to start 2010!

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Corey :) said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will spending with my new husband and best friend. :)

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

..be spending time with my family at my parents house, we’re sure to have a blast!

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Katelin said...

I’m gonna kiss my fiance at 12:00 AM! Yay! :D

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Lexi said...

This New Year’s Eve I will most likely be spending it with friends we haven’t seen in awhile or sitting at home, playing videogames. It all depends on if our paychecks get deposited early.

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Anna said...

This New Year’s Eve, I hope to be in bed before midnight. (I have a toddler and a 6-month-old… sleep is precious! And who goes out anymore?)

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Molly said...

…will be making artichoke cheese bruschetta and watching a movie with my hubs and my giant third-trimester belly. :)

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Lisa Marie said...

This New Years Ever I will likely be working making cupcakes for the Cupcake Camper in Indianapolis, IN

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Melissa muckart said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be in Christchurch New Zealand spending time with friends and my wonderful husband.

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Ashley G said...

This New Years Eve I plan to spend it with my husband on our couch in our pj’s.

December 28, 2009 09:39 PM
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Andrea said...

…. will be thoughtfully assessing 2009 and planning for 2010. What will you be doing Bakerella?

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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Sylvia said...

will be thankful for health, happiness, and the power of the blog!

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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Monica said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will play board games in my PJs with my hubby while sipping on champagne and Domino’s pizza.

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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Kathy said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be on a romantic getaway with my loving husband. Sweet little one will be at Grandma’s. I am SO looking forward to it.

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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Marilynn said...

This New Years Eve I …wanna eat cake!

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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stacey G said...

This New Years Eve I …. will be staying home with my hubby.

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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monica said...

this new years eve i will be watching tv as late as my mom lets me!

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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Amanda said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will hopefully be sleeping while the baby sleeps and she will sleep more than an hour at a time to start off the new year!

December 28, 2009 09:40 PM
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Niki38 said...

This New Years Eve I will probably get a little tipsy, eat some Chinese food, watch fireworks and fall asleep before midnight!

December 28, 2009 09:41 PM
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Katie said...

This new years eve, I will be saving money and celebrating at home with my new fondue pot and good friends!

December 28, 2009 09:41 PM
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Butler Beth said...

…will be playing games with my family and friends!

December 28, 2009 09:41 PM
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Ruth said...

…will pick some friends up from the airport and try to convince them that, despite their jetlag, they should party with me and mine.

December 28, 2009 09:41 PM
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Lisita said...

will be celebrating my husband’s birthday with the rest of the world. Or at least that’s what I let him think.

December 28, 2009 09:41 PM
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Catherine said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will continue working on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.

December 28, 2009 09:41 PM
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Amy said...

…will be hangin’ out at home with my Hubby and two wonderful kids!! We like to make Milkshakes and have lots of ‘snacky’ food!!

December 28, 2009 09:41 PM
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Ashleigh said...

I will enjoy time with friends and family.

December 28, 2009 09:42 PM
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Kristin R. in KC said...

going to a girly slumber party with my best friends.

December 28, 2009 09:42 PM
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Ann said...

Won’t be kissing anyone – & I’m okay with that!

December 28, 2009 09:42 PM
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Ms. Amy said...

This New Year’s Eve I….. will be spending time with my sweet little family, laughing, playing cards, and eating delicious food.

December 28, 2009 09:42 PM
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Brandi said...

This New Years Ever I will be playing Rook with my family and hopefully kicking some butt!

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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Debbie N. said...

going over to my parents’ house with my hubby and kiddos. My two sisters and their families will be there, too. We will probably call it a night at 9:00. It’s midnight on the East Coast by then and we get tired!

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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Heidi said...

…will be playing a Murder Mystery party game with my 3 best girlfriends and their husbands/boyfriends! It will be the first time we’ve all been together for New Years in 2 years. I can’t wait!

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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Rhiannon said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will spend the night at my friend’s house and bring all the goodies I’ve baked over the last few days to celebrate! :D

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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Rise said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be with my husband cheering on his football team.

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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Patsy said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be relaxing at home with my husband. He is a New Year’s Eve baby, so we will be celebrating his birthday with some gooey butter cake (a midwest staple!) and a movie.

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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Lindy V said...

This New Years Eve I will be having family game night with the three loves of my life. My boyfriend and two kids….

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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Christine said...

… will be smooching my resolutions!

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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charlene said...

…will be eating and drinking too much ;)

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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April said...

OMGosh how adorable is that!! No big plans like every other year, just looking forward to a refreshing new year!

December 28, 2009 09:43 PM
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molly said...

i will be spending this nye with mi familia! =)

December 28, 2009 09:44 PM
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Claudia said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will start trying to lose all the weight I’ve gained baking yummy treats…

December 28, 2009 09:44 PM
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Caitlin B. said...

This New Years Eve I will be curled up on the couch with my snuggie and boyfriend, drinking almond champagne.

December 28, 2009 09:44 PM
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tina said...

will be asleep by 10pm!!! :)

December 28, 2009 09:44 PM
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amyo said...

don’t have a babysitter for my twins, so we’ll be at home… and probably asleep by 12:01. :)

December 28, 2009 09:44 PM
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Ashley Reed said...

This New Years Eve I ……… will be spending our last new years eve in las vegas with my husband and our 5 almost 6 month old little girl!!!! Me and the husband are going to have a glass of champagne at midnight and spending some great time together and taking pictures of the fireworks show on the strip!!! What a cute little necklace… My step daughter would love this!!

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Jayme said...

This New Year’s Eve, I plan to spend the night with my husband and kids :)

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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crystal said...

This new year’s eve, I will try really hard to still be awake at midnight!

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Nikki said...

This New Year’s Eve I will probably forget that it’s New Year’s Eve and fall asleep around 8.

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Abby said...

This New Years Eve I want to spend time with friends and family and host a successful party!

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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michelle said...

This New Years Eve I. . . will maybe consider writing some resolutions. . . but we’ll see.

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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brianna A said...

this new year’s eve, I will be spending time with family and drink apple cider when the clock strikes midnight!!!!!

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Heather said...

This New Year’s Eve I will be elbow deep in masa for a tamale making lesson

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Heather said...

count my blessings with my favourite cuties ;)

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Shelby Rhey said...

This New Year’s Eve I am going to hang home with my boys and eat lots of cookies and goodies and play WII

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Sarah said...

This New Year’s Eve, I… will dance the dance of life!

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Erin said...

will be in San Antonio anticipating a Red Raider win at the Alamo Bowl!

December 28, 2009 09:45 PM
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Martha Bangs said...

…we are undecided. Three party invites, but kids are not invited. Might stay home and hang with the kidlets.

December 28, 2009 09:46 PM
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Miranda said...

am going to make and eat lots of yummy food with my family!

December 28, 2009 09:46 PM
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Janet said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will wear something sparkly, and drink something sparkling. Per usual.

December 28, 2009 09:46 PM
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susan said...

This New Year’s Eve, I …will go to bed early – hopefully! :D

December 28, 2009 09:46 PM
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Lynn said...

This New Years Eve I plan to ring in the best year yet with close friends and my supa-sweet hubby! (Cake Balls were all the rage on the Xmas cookie platter this year!)

December 28, 2009 09:46 PM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

I love Betsy Johnson! I will be spending New Years at home with my hubby. :)

December 28, 2009 09:46 PM
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Sara P said...

Will be at a pajama party with friends – we’ve had enough of the over-hyped and disappointing New Year’s Eves!!

December 28, 2009 09:46 PM
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Cindy said...

will be at home with my hubby and children. HOpefully in bed before midnight. :) But probably not.

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Stacia said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will be sitting on the couch with my husband or in bed sleeping because we have a 19 month old and she will most definitely be sleeping!!

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Lori said...

Betsy, jewelry, cupcake…..OH MY!!! What a way to welcome 2010!!!! Yahoo! Lori

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Darla said...

will be with good friends and my children looking forward to a bright New Year!

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Alisha said...

This New Years Eve, I will be spending my first New Years Eve away from Las Vegas and be on the nice warm beaches of southern Cali. ( i cant wait!!!)

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Cindy said...

This New Years Eve I …

… will likely do the same thing I’ve done every New Year’s Eve for the past five years (since our first child was born) … go to bed at my regular time! Why? Because I know I won’t be able (ie. allowed) to sleep in the next day ;)

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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steen said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … will be at home with my husband, our good friends, and some good booze — having a good time!

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Mary B said...

Stay home. We have a new baby.

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Aim said...

This New Years Eve I will be with my family. My father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer this summer, and he’s been battling hard for nearly 6 months. Most people only survive 3-4 months after diagnosis, so every day with him is a gift. He can’t eat much right now, but I will bake him a little something to try to tempt him. :)

December 28, 2009 09:47 PM
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Robyn said...

This New Year’s Eve, I … am probably going to go to bed early!

Great giveaway! And Merry Christmas! :)

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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Michele said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be attending a friend’s party and taking photos of all of *their* drunken antics. ;)

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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Aussie Karen said...

This New Year’s Eve, I will be thankful for the year that was and begin the celebration of the year ahead.

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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MNStacey said...

will host a little get-together with our neighbor friends. This is our third year of getting together!

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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Krista said...

celebrating the beginning of the year 2010 – the year I graduate from college!

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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Katie said...

This New Years’ Eve I will most likely be celebrating by going to bed early.

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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samantha Marino said...

will be spending it at the casino with my hubby. Hopefully winning some money ;-)

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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Vanessa said...

This New Years Eve I … will be ringing in 2010 with my loving boyfriend and close friends! I can’t wait!

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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karla kidd said...

will be spending it with friends and family.

December 28, 2009 09:48 PM
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Shirley said...

Hubby and I will be continuing the tradition we started last year…attending our church’s WatchNight service.

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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That Girl said...

On New Year’s Eve, I will cuddle with my husband on the couch and think good thoughts about Auburn winning their bowl game on Friday!

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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Ang said...

This New Years Eve I
will most likely be in bed by 10:00pm – even if I do go to the party.

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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Jenilee Fleetwood said...

This New Year’s Eve I am going to buy some junk food, get a blanket, and watch movies and the ball drop!

December 28, 2009 09:49 PM
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