#CelebrateLU- January 6, 2017

06 Jan
Thanks to Ruth Ayers of Discover. Play. Build. for creating this meme!

Thanks to Ruth Ayers of Discover. Play. Build. for creating this meme!

This week I’m celebrating celebrations.


For New Year’s Eve, a nearby library held a wonderful event to ring in 2017. Beaverton City Library’s Loud in the Library was a fundraiser for the Beaverton Library Foundation. And they definitely put the fun in fundraiser. There was a dance hall, laser tag, mini-golf, bingo, games galore, and food and drinks for everyone. It all lead up to a festive balloon “book drop”! I was super impressed and I love telling others about how much I enjoyed myself. I hope it’ll be a new tradition.

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Speaking of traditions, I went out with a couple of my friends for Vietnamese food on New Year’s Day. We’d been doing this for four out of the last five years. I can’t help but encourage others to keep up or create traditions to help solidify companionship and community. (Of course, if a certain tradition is causing you stress or driving you crazy, figure out why and either change the circumstances or end it altogether.)


Here’s to a new year! May it be spent with family and friends. May it be full of love and fun times and moments that make us stronger together!

What are you celebrating this week?


7 responses to “#CelebrateLU- January 6, 2017

  1. margaretsmn

    January 7, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Lovely images of lights! Happy New Year!

  2. Tara Smith

    January 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Happy New Year, Earl! I, too hope that the library festivities continue next year – it sounds like such fun!

  3. lindabaie

    January 7, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Happy New Year, Earl. That library celebration sounds awesome, and the light display is beautiful. Glad to hear about your New Year’s Day tradition, too.

  4. Leigh Anne

    January 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    “Loud in the Library” – what a great title! Sounds like something Mr. Lemoncello would have done!

  5. Alice Nine

    January 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Love your party title, a great oxymoron: “Loud in the Library.” Happy New Year, Earl!

  6. newtreemom

    January 8, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Happy New Year! Great celebration! I like reading your blog and getting little tidbits about places I know from long ago. I’m wondering about the “balloon book drop”- how did that go?

  7. cvarsalona

    January 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Happy New Year, Earl. What a wonderful way to celebrate the new year!


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