Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

I vividly remember the day I stayed up past midnight and woke up that morning feeling like I had been hit by a truck.

In college, missing out on sleep was no big deal. All night cramming sessions. Midnight trips to Denny's.

Then came that fateful day when my body decided to strike and officially label me as "old."

I've never been the same since. That's why I am excited to continue a family tradition I have. This is one that we have in place purely for the sanity of the grown ups.

Tonight, we're setting our clocks forward a couple hours to trick the kids into thinking it's midnight.

They can have fun thinking they're staying up late and I can get the rest I'll need to function the next day.

Win. Win.


Rachel said...


While I was at home for Christmas I found my freshman year scrapbook (!!!) and it is AMAZING and I laughed and laughed at all of the great pictures of you. Miss you! Can you come to the party while I am in Utah next week???? Friday! I will send you the address.

Carrie said...

What a GREAT idea! I think I too will be setting the clock forward next year. LOVE IT!

Nathan said...

Rachel, we'd love to come to your party. Seriously. No one can throw them like you.

Send the info to my email address (which I'm going to make cryptic because of the spies on the Internet). :)

myfirstnamemylastname at gmail dot com. (no spaces or periods or anything)