My granddad used to say he couldn't understand the idea of dancing into the New Year and then beginning the first morning of the year getting over the fatigue (and hangover). So I always make an effort to get up early on the New Year's first morning.
Since the kids have no such memories, they slept, Husband also called from the other end of the world and wished and went off to sleep.
Gabbar Singh the Lab doesn't care what morning it is. He followed me to the kitchen and sat down eagerly wagging his tail for the most exciting event of the day. His morning bowl of milk! He is the most over enthusiastic creature I have seen :)
The cat also sits on the counter never stepping too close to the hot electric kettle.
The other dog is sleeping diagonally across my bed, like a turtle upside down. She only wakes up when the kids do.
Despite all kind of furniture rearrangements we are just not able to get wi-fi to reach till a favorite sofa in the living room, so I open some favorite blogs in fifteen or more tabs in Firefox and carry the lap top and a cup of Twinning's lemon flavored tea for an hour or two of peaceful blog reading. (It's still too early to wake up and wish any friends and family) ... I think that's a great way to begin a New Year Morning :)