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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Goodness, it's the 8th and I haven't even said Happy New Year!

I'm just enveloped in getting back in the swing of things.  Yesterday I sent out probably 100 work emails all starting with "Happy New Year!"  And I hadn't taken the time to say it here.

I hope everyone had a lovely New Year's Eve and I have high hopes for 2014.  I have a lot of ideas brewing that I'm trying to keep in the front of my mind so I can get things rolling in 2014.  I'm pretty excited/nervous about it all!

For New Year's Eve, we went to Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It was pretty amazing and lots of fun.

We ended up in the area with traditional Scottish music and they said the instructions for the dances.  (It actually reminded me a lot of the King's Ball.)

Favorite part: "the world's biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne."  It was amazing.  They put the words up on the screen and literally everyone sang together.  Beautiful.  Possibly my favorite part of the entire trip.  I took a video on my phone, although I think I'm probably the only one who will enjoy it.  One of those, you have to be there and feel it things.
It's going to be hard to beat this New Year's Eve... ever.

The weather was perfect.  I saw the end of Chvrches set.  The people were lovely: young, old, all different countries, cultures, and languages.  80,000 of us.  But somehow we all got along.  Imagine that.

But seriously can you believe it's 2014?

A couple days before Sarah & I went out to dinner in Bristol, England at Start the Bus (which was amazing and had some great vibes and food) and we saw this on their chalkboard and both of us immediately pulled out our cameras.
2013... what can I say.  There were definitely some amazing parts (I don't think I'll have an issue coming up with my top 5 of 26 in a couple weeks), but there were also quite a few challenges.  I learned a lot and I'm continuing to learn, but all in all, I'm excited for the fresh start 2014 has in store.

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