Welcome 2009!

We welcomed the new year in a quiet manner.
Just the 2 of us.
A prayer of thanksgiving together for the past year,
and a simple homecooked meal
Humble shepherd's pie (and some soup)
and chilled white wine.
We then lay down under the stars, by the pool.
Armed with some cookies and a beer.
It was breezy and quiet. Very serene.
We shared about key events of the past year,
and our hopes and concerns for the new one.
We sat till we heard cheers as the clock struck twelve.
The ships sent up flares into the night sky.

A shared kiss.
Holding hands, we walked back home to start living 2009.

May God be with us,
granting us wisdom to live the way He would want us to.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy 2009, Corsage! :)

~CDR~

yuling said...

Love your wine glasses. A simple dinner with the one you love has got to be the best way to usher in the new year. I like. :)

imp said...

the best sort. happy 2009 babe.

Jacinta said...

The shakers are so cute. :)))

Little Miss Snooze said...

This is the best way to start the new year. :)

Blessed 2009!

melly said...

I had a simple quiet one too, i wish i had a pool to lounge around at. haha, oh happy new year!

celcilia_tjioe said...

Sooo sweet!! :)

corsage said...

CDR: You too CDR! Have a great year ahead!

yuling: Ooh, we received a set (of 6 I think?) as a wedding gift. Their bases are rather heavy but I love their unique design. I was uncertain about such a simple ushering in of the new year at first, but I'm glad it turned out this way :)

imp: Thanks babe - and have a great 2009 too :)

jacinta: I know! Christmas gifts from an aunt :)

lms: Blessed 2009 to you too! Am glad the quiet ushering in of the new year turned out this way :)

melly: I'm thankful for the pool! Unfortunately I seem to be lounging around it more often than actually getting exercise IN it! =P Hopefully things will change this year. Have a great 2009 too!

celcilia: Yes, am thankful it turned out meaningful and sweet. I was a bit doubtful beforehand about not having any 'proper' celebrations.

~tif;fany* said...

ahhh shepard's pie! *drools* been sometime since i had it!

what soup?? :P

BeanBean said...

that sounds like a lovely evening and a great way to welcome in the new year! have a good 2009 babe, both you and rob!

corsage said...

tiffany: It is not difficult to do! Just wish I own an automatic apple corer and peeler though! Mushroom soup :)

beanbean: Thanks dear - a blessed new year to you too :)

Candice said...

sounds perfect to me!

corsage said...

candice: It was lovely :)