Monday, December 31, 2012

Bringing in the New Year, baby!

Hey to all my peeps out there...

The Year 2013 is among us! Did you think we'd ever make it? Did you think you would ever make it? It's a bit crazy to us actually, but we are here and so are's like a party! Whoop whoop! I hope everyone brought in the New Year safely, festively and happily. We brought in the New Year in the middle of the desert, something new to us, and it was a night full of laughter, dancing, good food and LOTS of fire!

"The Man Camp" invited everyone over for the New Years Festivities. During the day Sayward and I had a small girls' day, running errands and shopping for the big night. We got an assortment of drinks for the whole camp along with some snackies. As the sun started setting, we drove over to "Camp Ironwood", no sense in walking when we can just move "our house" and have everything right there. There was definitely a joyful festive vibe in the air. We sat around the campfire, swapped stories, ate our snacks, downed some beverages (some adult, some more tame) and just had a great time.

[caption id="attachment_3062" align="alignleft" width="150"] All smiles[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3063" align="alignright" width="150"] Da Boyz[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3064" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Hello![/caption]

A little further into the night, the title of "Fire Keeper" started turning into different people...then The Fire Keeper 'War' was born. It was quite the fire experience, you really had to be there. At the end of the "War", we ended up with a small bonfire, but it sure did keep us warm! Say & Kevin ended up going to get more wood in the middle of everything, in the dark...they were determined and successful! The funny thing about a fire...everyone has to be involved, everyone wants to have a part. I just like the warmth, thank you fire keepers!

[caption id="attachment_3066" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Feel the Burn[/caption]

About ten minutes or so after the Wood Crew came back, we were counting down to midnight...counting down to a new year, to new stories, new memories, new friends. Almost time to close the book of 2012 and open the new book of 2013...

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10...  9...   8...   7...   6...   5...   4...

[caption id="attachment_3067" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Watching closely[/caption]





[caption id="attachment_3068" align="aligncenter" width="225"] I think I was celebrating still being awake![/caption]

There were hugs and kisses, fireworks, laughing and dancing...friends just being friends. 

[caption id="attachment_3070" align="alignleft" width="150"] The Fire Keepers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3071" align="alignright" width="150"] Love this Lassie[/caption]


Hooray for 2013!

[caption id="attachment_3069" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Big Ole Teddy[/caption]

It was a great night had by all. With new friends and old friends, good music, a campfire that ended up as a bonfire, a bit of crazy conversation and everything else in between...what else could a human ask for in the celebration of our lives!?

We finally pulled ourselves away around 2 a.m. I was surprised I hung in there that long. I was ready for bed about 2 minutes after midnight...actually well before that, but I was coaxed into staying by the warm fire a little while longer. We got into Joon Van and snuggled in for the was just about 40 degrees, brrzies & freezies.

[caption id="attachment_3087" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Excited...for bed![/caption]

No matter what you did...or didn't do tonight, I hope you are excited about 2013. There is so much to learn, to experience, to create, to imagine, to dream, to do. So, let's do it...all of it. Lay it all out on the table. Turn your dreams into  a vivid reality.


I'm stoked about our new year...and the best part is we get to journey through it together...woo hoo!

C'mon and get stoked with me!

Happy New Year, I love ya'll! 



  1. So good to see all tose familiar faces! I should have been there yesterday but MoHo issues are keeping me here. Looking at a MOnday arrival, now!

    Happy 2013!!!

  2. And a fun time was had by all! When is the next party?

  3. The party is always right here my friend! haha

  4. We were just speaking of you yesterday wondering where you were...glad to hear you are on the way!

  5. TOO MUCH FUN!!! Great start to a great year!!! May it bring you and yours many, many wonderful adventures, lots and lots of love and peace, and unimaginable happiness. <3

    Love always,