A Chilean New Years

I hope everyone out there had as much fun ringing in the New Year as I did. This year, Charles, Jackson & I spent the evening ringing in 2013 with our New Jersey family including those visiting all the way from Chile.

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This meant lots of new foods, drinks & traditions from South America.

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There were LOTS of things happening at midnight – traditions old & new.

Here are a few of my favorites:

A spoonful of lentils at midnight for good luck in the New Year – CHECK!

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Eat 12 grapes at midnight & make a wish for each month of the New Year – CHECK!

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Put the biggest bill you have on you in your shoe at midnight to ensure financial happiness in the New Year – CHECK!money

Take an empty bag around your house with you to ensure great travels in the New Year – CHECK!

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Other highlights of the evening include silly string.

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Crazy straws.

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Striking a pose by the tree for Feliz Ano Neuvomartina

S’mores in the fire pit.

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Lots of cuddles with Jackson

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And of course champagne!

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So at midnight we were kissing, drinking champagne, shoving money in our shoes, eating lentils, wishing on grapes, running around the house with empty luggage, banging pots & pants and spraying silly string around the house.

Needless to it was a little crazy at midnight – but lots of fun!

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It was so much fun to ring in 2013 in a brand new way with lots of new traditions – I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for me, but I can already feel its going to be a great year!

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How did you ring in 2013?

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4 Comments

  • Reply Rachel January 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I rang in 2013 with a CrossFit workout then a celebration in Big Sky, MT! http://rachelesimms.com/2013/01/01/nye/

    • Reply Leslie January 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

      Thanks for sharing Rachel! Great way to ring in the new year!

  • Reply Patty O January 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    What fun – love your New Year’s Photo – so pretty!

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