Happy New Year 2008

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Mianna's new outfit for New Year's

Since we’ve been at The Cooper’s house for every New Year’s Eve that we can remember and the Grandmas have been more than willing to party with our kids, this is the first time we can recall ringing in the New Year together as a family.  The night began with one last shopping trip with Huda to search for new larger dog crates, but instead resulted in a new sequin dress for Mianna, complete with headband, tights, and sparkly shoes.  Sean and Eisa went to pay condolences to Eisa’s colleague and they returned to take me with them to Ibrahim and Jackie’s house for a quick bite to eat (“quick” in the Arabic world is anything that takes less than two hours).  As promised, we made it back to Huda and all the kids in time for the midnight fireworks show viewing from their balcony.  Around 3:00 A.M. (we’ve now joined the Blanchard/Hatley “late-stayer club”) we were worn out and collected our stuff to walk back to our hotel, but Eisa and Huda insisted on having our family stay in their guest room, so after much ado, we crashed and slept until noon (well, almost).

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Miannas new outfit for New Years
Mianna's new outfit for New Year's
Abu Dhabi
photo by: JP-NED