Out With the Old and In With the New ~~ Happy New Year!!!

“Out of the mouths of babes,” they say.


Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon;
Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon

Oh who am I kidding?  Calvin was no babe; he was a bad little boy. LOL.  But we loved him anyway for his prolific imagination….even as we hugged his parents in support and sympathy.

Calvin got it right this time, though.  A new year is a blank sheet of paper with a brand new crayon in your hand.

What are you going to draw on your paper?

I was thinking about this as I was driving home from work this afternoon.  I saw all these people running around, talking on their cell phone, making plans to say, “out with the old and in with the new,” and I wondered…what are they planning for the new year?

Are they wondering how they are going to rebuild from all the flooding in the area?  Are they wondering if that test their doctor just ran is going to bring the bad news they’re too afraid to give a real thought to?  Are they planning a wedding?  Having a baby?  Embarking on the ride and adventure of their lives?

Are they looking at their new year in hope? Ringing in the year with the smiles that have graced their faces recently?  Kinda like these amazing guys?



It used to be hard to imagine how they could possibly be better than they were before.  But after this year, while I can’t wrap my head all the way around it, I know they can and they will.  Truly they can go as far and as high as they want to go. 

And so can you.  Go out and have your fun tonight; ring in the new year.  And in the morning, pull out a blank piece of paper and your favorite crayon.

The year is yours!

Wishing you all things that are good,

~~ Kelly, Marie and all The Flight Crew Contributors

19 thoughts on “Out With the Old and In With the New ~~ Happy New Year!!!”

  1. Hi Kelly what beautiful words about our guys and oh so true I know last year was so amazing for them they really went into orbit and I don’t think they are coming down in 2016. I think they know themselves so well and what they want to do now that even more great things are in store for them and also for us Il Volo lovers everywhere. I wish all the Flight Crew Board Members a great New Years Eve and may this be all your best year yet.

  2. Dear Kelly, Marie and the Flight crew wishing you a year full of Love, Happiness, Joy and to be in the moment and enjoy what God has given each of us every day. Especially giving us lL Volo and their families. I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year and as we grow older we grow wiser and appreciate the little things in life. God Bless all and pray for peace to come to this world.
    Thanks for sharing all your words of wisdom, pictures, stories, recipes and news we can’t get enough of.
    Barb <3

  3. Happy New Year to everyone on the Board & all the ladies & gentlemen who grace us with their posts, ideas, recipes & for all the good wishes you send to all of us.
    I am looking forward to an amazing & successful 2016. Our world has been richer since Il Volo has graced us with their voices, with their singing, their concerts & meet & greets & I am particularly happy that they know us the Flight Crew.
    God bless everyone for a successful year & that we will have a calm winter so we can all get to the concerts & especially Las Vegas.

  4. II loved Calvin & Hobbes and was upset when they no longer graced my newspaper’s pages. I worry about the boys like I worry about my family and wish for a gentle 2016 for all.

    New Year’s Reflections

    Looking back on the months gone by,
    As a new year starts and an old one ends,
    We contemplate what brought us joy,
    And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

    Recalling all the happy times,
    Remembering how they enriched our lives,
    We reflect upon who really counts,
    As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

    And when I ponder those who do,
    I immediately think of you.

    Thanks for being one of the reasons I’ll have a Happy New Year!

    (By Joanna Fuchs)

  5. 2015 was not a bad year for me but neither was it great and really that is okay. The bad news was the deaths of two friends of mine, Michael and Lochie. Michael I expected for some time, Lochie went too soon. May they rest in peace.
    I am hopeful for 2016, especially come March when I travel to San Diego after all you crazies have had your mitts on our guys in Las Vegas, I will get to show them the wonder of a calm and intelligent pir- uh, person! I am looking forward to seeing Mr.Smooth, Mr. Dimples and the one and only ThunderBarone in concert and at the M&G.
    But I tell you all truly that I am praying for their health and safety as I also pray for all yours too in the upcoming winter months. May we ALL arrive at our concerts in all whole health and happiness with no travails and misadventures!!! All the planes, trains and automobiles ( and tour buses) will be most excellent and arrive in sound condition.
    Believe and make it so! AMEN! Happy New Year!


    1. And may no snow, rain or other weather event delay or impede any of us (or them for that matter!)from getting to their venues!

      1. I wish the same. Traveling weather for everyone during the US Il Volo Tour. I need Dallas to have their yearly ice other then March.

  6. My new year will start with the Las Vegas concert. Nothing gets in the way of that. Happy traveling to all of you out there. I am watching the Rose parade in Pasadena and as usual it is under sunny skies. Happy New Year. Joanie G

    1. JoanieG! Watching it, too! PBS float Downtown Abbey just gorgeous!
      Happy New Year to all!

  7. Happy New Year to all who come here for caring, sharing and love! May it be a safe year for the world and three special guys as they travel and share their love.

  8. Hi Allene I’m starting to count the days on my calendar until March Las Vegas too. I can hardly wait.it’s going to be o a couple of fantastic days.

  9. A very happy and healthy New Year to all! Hoping also that the weather cooperates for everyone and especially for our dear Il Volo.

  10. Thank you all for you good wishes. I wish all of you a safe and healthy and happy New Year!

    How lucky are we in this new year to have something so exciting to prepare to see, hear and feel? I wish our Guys well! I can’t imagine a better year than the one they’ve just had! They became our very famous Boys!

    (Yay! Ohio State!)

  11. Hello to all my Flight Crew Family,
    For Il Volo 2015 was the best year of their life… Hmmm, sounds like it could a title for a song…For me, it was filled with challenges… The good news, with the grace of God, we made it through them all and have a better 2016 to look forward to…

    I am excited because Il Volo is coming to a theater near you… So many concert halls and our guys will show us the best day of our lives… Hmmm, that phrase is stuck in my mind, I wonder why? We are all making plans to meet members of our Il Volo family at what ever concert we are going to attend… This is the best part of Il Volo, how they bring us together with their music, and their love for their fans… It rubs off on all of us… The are succeeding in spreading love around the world… The Flight Crew Blog is proof of that…

    I will be going to four concerts this year… Detroit Fox Theater, Las Vegas Pearl theater, Hollywood Dolby theater and Pachenga hotel and casino… I want to meet as man of our Flight Crew Family as I can… So please if you are going to any of these concerts let me know or look for me when you get to one of these venues…

    Il Volo 2 Las Vegas is the most exciting for me of course… Myron and I have had such a wonderful experience putting this together and we are excited for the response that we have received from the Flight Crew for the Fan Faire Convention… For all who already registered, thank you and see you at the Palms… For anyone who wants to join us we welcome you… Just email us at Il Volo2LV@outlook.com… We always have room for one more…

    Marie and Kelly, I want to wish you a Happy New Year, with lots of love, good health and joy… You two have given all of us so much joy with this blog and we want you to know we appreciate the time and work that goes into this blog to keep it going every day of the year…

    I have been long winded, but I have not been posting often so I guess I made up for lost time… I love you all my Il Volo Flight Crew Family…
    Happy New Year to all …

    1. Marie, I just love the everything you write. They make me smile and bring me happiness. Please keep up the good work. Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and all the Flightcrew members. Hope to see you in Ft Myers in March.
      Alice in Florida

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