I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 13 nieces and nephews (it's about to be 14 because yet another one is due in October!). 5 great-nephews & 5 great-nieces. And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 9 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens, Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
On New Year's Eve, a traditional way to celebrate is with fireworks. But remember that the personal use of fireworks within the city limits of San Antonio is illegal. You could even be fined up to $2,000!
If you see fireworks being used illegally, you can call the Fireworks Hotline on New Year's Eve. The San Antonio Police Department and Fire Department have their Volunteers In Policing manning the phones from 6pm-midnight on New Year's Eve. That number is:
Don't turn people in just to be mean, but if you're worried about your family and your home then, by all means, let the authorities know.
Remember there are other ways to celebrate fireworks. You can go downtown to HemisFair Park for "Celebrate San Antonio" or stay at home and watch it on tv. Other great fireworks displays are put on by Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld, just to name two.
There are other new and fun ways you can celebrate. Read this article from MySA.com.