Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year BlogHop!!! GrandPrize - a Kindle Fire!!!

Happy New Year everyone!





Today we're doing an amazing blog hop to celebrate the new year. But what makes the new year special to me? Well, its the fact that I usually stay at home with my hubby and hang out and do nothing. I love that. We spend time together.

But one of the memories that sticks with me is when we reached the new millennium. I was 13 and living with my folks in the Azores, the islands of the coast of Portugal on an Air Force Base. Because of the whole Y2K (remember that? LOL) thing the base was worried about a few things. So my father was ordered to stay at base readiness to help sound the alarm for casualties. Odd I know. I didn't know what it meant at the time, but Dad said that he wanted us with him.

Now the base on the island was pretty small, so some of the builidings had two purposes. So base rediness was also - ready for it - the morgue. O_o Yep. I spent my new year in a morgue, that my father swears to this day was empty, welcoming in the new millenium.





The contest ends at midnight so be sure to enter and try and win!!! Be sure to follow the links to the other 65 authors. They are also giving away things and with each entry on their site, you are entered one more time for the two grand prizes!!! Good luck!

You can find An Alpha's Path at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

An Alpha's Path:

Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she's to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date - a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she's to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie's analytical mind goes into overdrive.

Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?



122 comments:

  1. I'd have to say this year! I got to spend it with my family both my sons included they are 4 and 1!! Nothing like kissing the two cutest boys in the world on New years eve midnight ;)
    brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

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  2. My most memorable New Years moment?

    This new years my partner held my hand, looked in my eyes and told me how much he loved me. And that he does want to marry me. He's just waiting for that perfect moment (and for me to be a bit more together... lol). Then he kissed me and hugged me. At the same time my three cats were having a massive barney (play fight)! It was sweet, endearing and hilarious all at the same time.

    Jess Martin

    jessi_wuzzle@hotmail.com

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  3. Y2K for me, too! I didn't spend it in a morgue but at my Uncle Bob's cabin way out in the woods where the whole extended family could hunt and fish if the world ended. When it didn't, I got the distinct feeling that some of the parents were disappointed. ;)

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  4. Oh, my email is marisha511(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I have to say that this year was fun. I hung out with my sister and 2 of her kids. We watched a zombie marathon on tv and just goofed off.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  6. What a great memory to have, Carrie Ann! My best New Years are those spent with my Mom and family eating lots of food and running outside at midnight to yell Happy New Year! This hop was such a fantasic idea, by the way!

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  7. Before I moved i spent every new year with my best friend and her husband and I truly wish i could continue to do so. I miss them!

    scarletty24@yahoo.com

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  8. New Year's Eve always involves eating lots of crab legs and spending time with family, love it!!!

    thanks,
    Jenny
    jennyann1975@sbcglobal.net

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  9. My hubby proposed to me on new years eve many, many moons ago.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  10. I went and met my first author...that was pretty cool...I also went totally nuts and learned how to skeet shoot, shoot a long and compound bow, then if that wasn't enough I also learned fly fishing...Lord knows what I'll do this year :0)

    beejee77(at)comcast(dot)net

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  11. Every New Year is pecial to me I alway spend it with my husband and children

    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  12. One of my favorite New Year's was December 31, 2009. It was the first time in 20 years that a blue moon fell on New Year's Eve. My husband and I built a fire in our back yard fire pit and drank a bottle of Champagne at midnight. I think we might have been a bit crazy because is was 0 degrees outside. We had a lot of fun though.

    Lori

    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

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  13. I've had lots of memorable NYEs. More not so memorable - some forgotten because of old age and uneventfulness others because of alcohol consumption. LOL

    Thanks for the HOP! Happy Hopping everybody.

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  14. I'm pretty pathetic, never gotten a kiss from a special someone...yet...but I do spend it with my family, so I do at least get a hug ;)

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Hmmm- What am I supposed to say about my New Year Memory? Last January 1, 2011 - My family and I went to my cousin's wedding at the Disneyland World, it was pretty great memory! Hopefully, I am not too late to post there in our different time zone.

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  16. Ooops...::Blushing:: The comment from "Admin" is from Joyce. Nice to meet you all..

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  17. I remember watching the Tournament of Roses Parade every year, as far back as I can remember.

    Thank you for the great contest.

    I hope you have a happy and prosperous new year.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

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  18. Best New Year's Eve...This year, just Jack and myself in front of roaring fire. Happy that we together and not in a hospital again. We now have a Doctor, after 3 years of looking, that has said he will help find a solution for my heart problem.

    Pamela Jo
    pmjg(at)E(dash)jama(dot)net

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  19. honestly id have to say fav memory ever was the first time me and my fiancee spent new yrs eve together we watched horror flicks and talked all night about nothing and everythinga ll at once was fantastic

    mortalsinn(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  20. my new year memory is barbeque with family and see the firework in night sky ;)

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  21. So mine starts off a little odd. I was working as a waitress and I ended up working a double shift from open to close without more than a two minute break periodically. I was pretty mad about that because I'd scheduled time off to be with my then boyfriend. Anyway so I worked all day and while the tips were great the people not so much, especially after about 9. So anyway we closed early that night and I got how around 11pm. I took a shower and climbed into bed and just as I was falling asleep my phone rings. I'm cussing up a storm and questioning the parentage of the person on the other end and it turns out it's the boyfriend. He waits for my little rant to end and then before I can start up again blurts out "Will you marry me." I'm so tired my brain doesn't seem to understand him and I go "what?" so he politely repeats himself and then tells me to get my ass outside. I dropped my phone and ran out the front door to him standing there with two dozen of my favorite flowers on one knee :) Best New Year's EVER! We'll have been married three years this may. I don't know if we kissed in time to ring in the new year but it was still pretty epic.

    a_breen87@yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Some of my best New Years memories is being with my family.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  23. My fav memory was when I was a teen & we had a small fireworks party at our house with family & a few close friends. It was loads of fun!

    thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

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  24. Four years ago, when my twin boys were 6 months old, they were already asleep when the fireworks started (almost every Icelandic household buys fireworks to blow up the sky). One of them woke up and then I sat with him in the window while he watched wide-eyed. It was the most precious thing ^.^

    Erica Pike

    eripike at gmail dot com

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  25. No real memorable New Year's memories. Usually spend a quiet evening staying home.
    linze_e at hotmail.com

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  26. Most of my New Years memories involve excessive drinking and wild parties. In 1999, I remember drinking too many screwdrivers and taking an ice cold shower to revive myself. It was the last wild New Years party for me. Thanks and Happy New Year. Arthur. highwayman99c@Aol.com

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  27. I always have a quiet New Years just reflecting on the way things has gone the previous year :)

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  28. forgot my email

    christinetoney (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  29. Going to my brother's house and celebrating with my young nephews. They could always stay up later than the adults.

    lmjtgm (at) gmail.com

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  30. Definately Last New Years Eve, in my new apartment (only been there for a year) drinking wine from a box and kicking everyone's butt at Disney Scene-It. XD

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  31. This year was fun for us because normally I don't stay up for New Year's. But, we had close friends over, played board and card games while the kids played upstairs, had lots of good food and shared a glass of champagne at midnight. It was wonderful!

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  32. My most memorable new year's memory has to be the first year my husband and I were dating. I was 17 and didn't have a curfew, until that night, and only because I was dating him. It was the most miserable new year I have ever had. We laugh about it now, especially since we've been together for almost 15 years.

    richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

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  33. I can relate to Melanie, graduating at 24 with dual degrees. Unfortunately, I didn't have a hot wolf ready to help me relax.

    Favorite NY memory: Having friends over and playing games, eating and drinking until midnight when I was a kid. It was the only time we had others over for NY.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  34. I spend each one at home with my family watching the ball drop on tv.

    amysmith98 @ gmail.com

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  35. Mine is spending it with my children. We would eat popcorn, play games, and wait for the ball to drop.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Mine is from about 20 years ago. It was the first new years of me being with my husband. We were all dressed and ready to out and we both fell asleep on the bed. we woke up right after midnight, kissed, then fell back to sleep. We just have to laugh at that now.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  37. Thought I'd drop by to say hi and thanks for letting me blog hop with you.

    Oh, my gosh, your New year's memory is both funny and hilarious. Love it!

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  38. I have tons of memorable New Years Eve moments! The only wants I don't want to think about were the ones I didn't make it until midnight(started partying a little too early!! YUCK) That was back in the before the kids era though. Now it's mostly a family and close friends event for us, with everbodys kids. Now is especially nice, because most of us have kids that drive and play sober cab if needed.

    mnjcarter@charter.net

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  39. That's kind of awesome (but creepy) about spending new year's in a morgue =P

    My favorite memory would be... you know, I don't remember very many new years. I think it's b/c I spent most of them at home, quietly ringing in the year with a movie, which is ideal for me :)

    mihoxli at gmail dot com

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  40. I'd have to say it was when I go to go to ecaudor and spend time with my father's side of the family and see how they celebrate new year's. Thaks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  41. Ah Carrie very memorable. :D Thanks for putting together a great event! :D

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  42. Favorite New Year's memory, the year that I got engaged.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  43. My favorite New Year memory would be this year.. I had a party with all my friends and we were so involved in a game we almost missed the ball drop.. We turned the channel just in time for everyone to share a new years kiss.. not with each other of course haha

    Dprissypunk(at)gamil(dot)com

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  44. My most memorable New Years Eve was the night I went to a party at a friend's apartment and one of the other guests brought Rocky Mountain Oysters...I discovered that night why I don't like oysters...lol

    Thanks for the giveaway

    ringpop2010 at gmail dot com

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  46. Hi, Carrie Ann. My most memorable New Year was from the same year as yours. I had just met my husband, and we spent the day together hiking in the mountains. Then we had a romantic dinner at home, waiting for all the electronics to stop working. But Y2K passed without a hitch. :)

    Hope your 2012 is super!

    dawn at dawnmariehamilton dot com

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  47. We just stay home have a toast and go to bed. The kids love to share a drink of sparkling cider or grape juice to toast in the New Year. kbmckee at mail dot com

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  48. My favorite memories that I have of New Years is celebrating my Mum’s birthday on New Years Day. We always had a huge family get together for her. She’s been gone a long time now, but it helps to remember how happy she used to be having all of her family around to celebrate her special day with her.

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

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  49. When we hit 2000 and we were all waiting for the banks and computers and everything to just crash LOL that was so fun I will remember that New Years forever!!

    supagurlheather@gmail . com

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  50. My favorite memories are watching movies, and staying up late with my mom.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. My favorite New Years memories are from playing board games and cards at my brother's house on New Year's eve.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  52. Wow, you were 13 for Y2K. Why does that make me feel old. :). I work for a banking software company and I can remember when I started working there in1997 we had already started changing the code for 2000.
    Ok so my most memorable New Year would have been the New Year's eve that my cousin got married. Her reception was a New Year's party. It was fun. I don't go to New Year's parties too often so most other New Year's aren't as memorable.

    Beckerjo at Verizon dot net

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  53. My most memorable new years was not a good one. I found a text message that the person I had been in a 3 year relationship was having an affair. I am happy to say I have moved on and am engaged now though
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

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  54. I remember waking up to watch the New Year parades on TV with my family when I was little.

    hsstonewriting (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  55. I have never been one to stay awake to bring in the New Year - but when I was 21 years old, my best friend drug me out with her husband and friends to a pub to a New Year's Eve party that was really quite fun, so I'd have to choose that one, since it was my only experience *chuckle*
    Thank you so much for the giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  56. New Years Eve are generally pretty uneventful for me. But I do look at them a good chance to have a fresh start, to do things different in the upcoming year :)

    Thanks!
    eaz130@yahoo.com

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  57. I have a lot of great new year's memory, because in my family, we always celebrated it together. We played games or watched movies, and with all those cakes, it was always a great beginning for the new year.

    M favorite one though was when I stayed up with my first boyfriend and talked whole night. He first kissed me that day, too, so it's quite memorable for us :)

    Thank you for the giveaway,
    mikki-mano@hotmail.com

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  58. It would be this year. I always tell myself that I am going to have an awesome new years and I never do, but this year I didn't put any pressure on my self and I had a blast!

    Thanks for the giveaways!

    Megan G.
    megonski216@yahoo.com

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  59. I don't really have a New Year that stands out. I like to stay home with my family. This year I was asleep before midnight, LOL.

    brenda_dyer212@hotmail.com

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  60. Hi Carrie! Just stopping by to say hi and to thank you for creating this great event! ~S

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  61. My best NYE - We had a party for our friends and family. We could see the high school fireworks from our backyard. We all had a great time being together. Almost all the food was gone and the drinks...well there weren't any left..lol Those who needed to spend the night found a piece of floor and blankets and we had breakfast the next morning...some not so much LOL

    Great Blog Hop. Hope you will blog at KP sometime.

    Mary Keith
    mary@keithpublications.come
    www.keithpublications.com

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  62. Wow! What an interesting new years celebration! What did you do in the morgue all night? LOL!

    Trying to think of my most memorable. We've never done anything super spectacular. Our big millennium celebration was the only time we got all dressed up and went out. Us girls got fancy dresses and hairdos, the guys wore suits. We went to a big party at a restaurant and danced and drank all night. Fab food, fab party, fab friends. The last few years we've spent NYE with our closest friends...and we always have a blast!

    haefner919 at yahoo dot com

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  63. Every year, my best friend and her husband throw a massive NYE party. After almost everyone leaves, I sit around with some of my best friends, (we don't see each other nearly as much as we'd like to),and we just talk about the year just past, good memories -- it's just a wonderful way to celebrate, and we've made it an annual ritual.

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  64. I know it's not much but about three years ago my best friend invited me over to spend it with her. We played Trivial Pursuit and dark champange and played card games and though that doesn't seem like much it was my most memorable and best New Year's I've ever had.

    charmed_sphere_mage69@hotmail.com

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  65. Alpha's Path sounds great. Going to have to check it out.

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  66. My most memorable New Years Eve was this year, no doubt. My family all got together and went to church where they were doing their annual game night to ring in the New Year. It started at 6 pm, and about 8:30 my mom comes up to me asking me where the bathroom is. I showed her where it was and then went back to my game. A few minutes passed and I noticed she hadn't come out yet, so I started to go check on her when I saw her come out. She comes up to me and sits down beside me, whispering, "I locked myself in and couldn't get out." After questioning her a little, I found out she had locked the stall door (not the main door) and had to crawl beneath the door to get out. I asked her if she was okay, and she said, "Yeah! The preacher's wife came in while I was crawling under. She helped me up." *Sigh* I went in there to crawl back under and "Unlock" it...only to discover I have NO idea how she managed to do it. (My family has big chested women, lol) So I came back out & got my nephew, who is 21. He went in there with me and I stood at the door so no one would go in there. He crawled under and unlocked it. Just as he was walking out the door, a little boy (about 5) came up to the door and said very loudly, "Samuel! What are you doing in the girls bathroom?" Then he just started laughing. That's when I found the humor in the situation and I began laughing along with him, while Samuel was turning beet red. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    May God bless,
    Trisha Wilson
    TrishaWilson79@gmail.com

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  67. My Favorite new years memory was the year will all decided to stay up late and watch cult classics (bad horror movies) while waiting for midnight but well all fell asleep and woke up around 1 am to wish each other a happy new year.

    jennifer
    wocaworld{at}gmail{dot}com

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  68. Too funny - News in a "morgue".
    That's a keeper of a memory.

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  69. Ignore the typo in my comment - I typed -- New Years in a morgue.

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  70. By the way Carrie - AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  71. This is a weird memory. My Mom is German and she used perform an old custom she learned from her Mom. At midnight on New Years, she would hold a glass of champagne in one hand and a piece of pickled herring in the other, and at midnight she would eat the herring and chase it with the champagne. This is supposed to ensure a prosperous new year.

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  72. Happy new year! My most memorible new years, is when all of my fammily got together and got drunk. Now the memorible part..my uncle, from my dads side (who was married) got busted sleeping with my aunt from my moms side. We had New Years and 4th of July all wrapped up into one day. There were lots of fireworks if you get my drift. lol Thanks for the giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Wow, a great hop!
    Every New Year's we wait up with my children and after midnight go to our garden to light fireworks. This year we didn't my youngest slept earlier, so we missed it! Hopefully next time. :)

    my email is cecereviews@gmail.com

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  74. hmmm..most memorable..when I was a kid watching a great hockey series..

    abbeycat34@yahoo.com

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  75. My favourite New Years was spent with friends and family.
    Happy New Years!
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  76. My favorite NYE memory was my first one in Chicago. The fireworks downtown were gorgeous especially when they were reflected in Lake Michigan.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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  77. 2009, Had a big bonfire, family and friends and cook out. This was the first year that all 3 of my kids were awake as the New Year rolled in. *smiles*

    brbalways(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. My most memorable would probably have to be last year just for how funny it was. My friend was 9months pregnant. Due any time and she decided that she wanted to play 'Just Dance' on my wii. So she seriously got into it. It was insane watching her dance with her big belly. I have it on video. Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen. :) Thanks!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

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  79. Well, dag nab it...I have none. Not. a. one. For thirty years we've been boring and stayed home(hubby slept) and done nothing.(well, not me...I read!!) Huh, we are amazingly boring people!! ;)


    thewildtwo @ sbcglobal (dot) net

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  80. One of my best NYE memories is letting my kids stay up until midnight they had begged and begged. They both fell asleep about 10:30 so at 11:45 I woke them up and let them watch the ball drop. They were so exhausted but it was fun to watch and the next year they didn't even ask..:)
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

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  81. Yes, the year we were welcoming 2000 we were visiting my parents in MI & she was paranoid that everything would go out & we wouldn't have heat or water, etc. And she was extra worried because we had young children. Of course, everything was fine. Hope you had a fabulous New Year! Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

    geschumann at live dot com

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  82. Mine would have to be a new year eve when my sister and I got caught downtown in times square trying to get home just minutes before the ball dropped! It was madness...lol! TV doesn't compare to actuality!
    Ljay
    Toonsgirl1@yahoo.com

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  83. the funny one i remember was when i was watching 10 kid all under 12 and a drunk ran my dads fence down
    and then hit the poles and then ened up at the church up the road i call my dad at the party and his friends came singing down the road to the house drunk it was funny when the cops came and they were my cousins
    and dad and his friend was singng
    aude lange side

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  84. My favorite new year's ever memory is from my childhood, when my parents took my sister and me to the capital just to see the firework. I was so happy - I hadn't traveled that much before and we all liked it.
    Thanks for the giveaway and happy new year!
    creature-in-night@hotmail.com

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  85. I remember spending NYE with my family and watching fireworks. Nothing special, but I was little and everything felt better!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  86. I got married on New Year's Day (1988) so that was my most memorable New Year--by far!

    Cheers,
    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com
    @capefearlibn

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  87. I've always stayed home on New Years Eve as an adult.too cold to go anywhere.But as a teenager I always went to parties with friends and had a great time doing stupid things teenagers do.lol.

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  88. One year when I was about 10 someone gave me real champagne instead of sparkling grape juice... and I spit it out through my nose! Tasted terrible! Happy New Year!
    OceanAkers@aol.com

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  89. We usually spend the evening inside with family and friends, lots of good eats...playing cards (poker) and listening to music until the ball's about to drop. Then the wine is poured, toasts made, kisses shared...and then the party usually continues for a little while longer. Those that drank a little too much, or came without a designated driver snuggle in for the night...that's just how we play. Better safe than sorry. :) Happy 2012!

    barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

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  90. Great blog hop thanks for running it!
    keen to read your book
    Quintessence.publications at g mail.com

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  91. The one that I went into labor with my oldest son. It was New Year's Day instead of New Year's Eve, so he didn't rate the first baby of the year, plus he lingered until Jan 2nd... but still, it was a memorable New Year's. :)

    riane at kinkybookreviews dot com

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  92. I love it when my mom would make shirley temple drinks and other goodies for a special new years celebration.

    mconnolley(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. My favorite was when I was at Disney world on new years eve 1999 and had so much fun being there at midnight for 2000! Thank you for the fun blog hop and Great giveaway! Happy New year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  94. the first new year's i spent with my now husband 10 years ago!

    yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

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  95. Y2K was the most memorable for me. I got to spend it with my husband, brothers, father and step mom. We went to a party for New Years eve and went to the Rose Parade for New Years Morning. We got to sit in the stands to watch the parade, got a continental breakfast before the parade, a hot brunch after the parade, and a souvenir of the occasion. It was the best time of all since my brother, father and step mom all lived in Texas and I live in Pasadena, CA. It was my first time going to the parade where I didn't have to camp on the street just to save a place to see the parade. Let me tell you, that's not something you want to do unless you are young. It gets way too cold for these old bones. LOL

    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

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  96. my favorite NYE memory is the one I spend with my now husband. We went out with friends, it was horrible, they fought the whole night but during all that he leaned over I told me that he loved me.

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

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  97. My birthday is NYE and one of my sisters is NYD so we have a combined birthday party at midnight.
    snulfers at hotmail dot com

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  98. i don't like celebrate that much, so I usually have dinner with friends, but I loved NY when I was a kid because i could stay up late, sip champagne and watch fireworks!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  99. We just spent a nice quiet New Years Eve this year. Love the giveaway!
    suz2@cox.net

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  100. Jesse Kimmel-FreemanJanuary 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Spending them with my mom, she always did something amazing.

    jesse.kimmelfreeman(@)gmail.com

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  101. Thanks and Happy New Year!
    My favorite NYE memory was in the year 2003. We went to India to attend hubby's younger brother's wedding. Since hubby was btwn jobs, we stayed for 2 whole months!

    On NYE, we all just gathered in the family room, watched TV, and waited to ring in the new year.

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  102. Oops -- forgot to leave email.
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  103. Standing on a beautiful wooden bridge in Kyoto, watching the New Years fireworks with my Japanese friends.

    Listening to the bells of the temples ring out 108 times at midnight, symbolizing the ridding of earthly desires and the mistakes of the previous year.

    Email is my name above plus booknibbles plus dot com.

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  104. My favorite New Year's memory was last year. My dd stayed up for the first time and danced around with the little poppers. It was fun watching her.

    Anna
    doxisrcool (at) aol (dot) com

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  105. My favorite was meeting my future husband for the first time. :)

    A morgue? I hope it was empty.

    All the best!

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  106. My favorite New Year's memory is when I was around 7 year's old and my best friend and I stayed up through the New Year all the way up until around 4am. We were the happiest 7 year old's ever! Our parents were too wasted to even notice! lol

    Ishanie.Sanchez@gmail.com

    http://thealteregotracy.blogspot.com

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  107. my favorite New Year's memory was the year my husband asked me to marry him.

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  108. It's not really a "memory," but it's a tradition that I still follow from back in my home country of Brazil. For New Years, the color of your clothing represents what you want for the new year. For example, many Brazilians wear white for peace and inner calm, but you see a few wearing red for passion or pink for love, some wear green in hopes of earning more that year as well. Every year i'm excited to see what colors people decide to wear on New Years, and I love getting together at the end of the year to see if their wishes came true.

    n.dematos@gmail.com

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  109. My favorite New Years was the first one for my son to try to stay awake. We watched movies, danced, ate pizza. Around 10pm he said is New Year yet? Before I could answer he was asleep on the couch.

    pamblakekenlilly@yahoo.com

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  110. My favorite new years was when I had a fun and crazy party with friends last year, the champagne was literally flowing everywhere!

    lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  111. Thanks for the great opportunity. My New Year's have all been pretty tame and spent in the company of family and friends. We have people from out of town, usually family visiting from Mexico. We do the grapes and certain other traditions, depending on what we want to focus for that year. It's all about new beginnings.

    monipadron@gmail.com

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  112. My most memorable was going downtown in the cold to watch The Peach Drop,

    ainfinger@comcastDOTnet

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  113. NYE '10 was the most memorable. It was the first time I had actually gone out for the holiday. It was fun to get dressed up, go to a fancy dinner and celebrate with about 200 total strangers (lol) and my boyfriend.

    s.atwood77@yahoo.com

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  114. My most memorable New Years memory was the first new years eve kiss with my lovely wife of 10 years well 10 years ago. I will never forget that moment. warrior4myking@comcast.net

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  115. Most memorable was actually falling asleep before midnight for the first time in 10 years!

    supersonic182@gmail.com

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  116. I would have to say that it was this one New Years I was starting to get sick and I went out anyways. I had this awesome halter I wanted to wear and I actually wore this long blonde wig because my hair was cut pixie short. The first party there was a huge fight in the front yard between a husband and wife CRAZY!!!!! LOL I got my first New Years kiss that year and I didn't get home till 8AM needless to say I was really sick for weeks after but it was totally the best new years!

    naughtynovelist3@aol.com

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  117. My best NYE - We had a party for our friends and family. We could see the high school fireworks from our backyard. We all had a great time being together. Almost all the food was gone and the drinks...well there weren't any left..lol Those who needed to spend the night found a piece of floor and blankets and we had breakfast the next morning...some not so much LOL

    Great Blog Hop. Hope you will blog at KP sometime.

    Mary Keith
    mary@keithpublications.come
    www.keithpublications.com

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  118. Most memorable would be staying out til the sun came up the next morning,

    A great night.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  119. My best New Year's Eve would be this one just gone. Me, my hubby and our 2 young daughters pushed the sofa up by the living room window, snuggled up in some fleecy blankets and watched the fireworks from our street while we had a creamy hot choc. It was lovely & cosy .
    Anya Willow
    mmh1604@ymail.com

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  120. My favorite New Years Memory is every year when I was a kid and my grandparents were still alive. It was the only holiday where EVERYONE got together and we had a TON Of food and played games. It was a blast and something I miss!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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