New Year's Eve was a fun night. We always invite our friends over as well as the kid's friends. It is so important to celebrate friendship! Friends are a blessing from the Lord and we should not (but often do) take them for granted. So for us, New Year's Eve is our celebrating the wonderful friends we've had all year and looking forward to the year ahead with them. We had close to 20 over and it's a tight squeeze at times (especially if 4 people are playing Just Dance on the Wii) but that's OK. Hopefully we will have even more over next year.
Not only do we have amazing friends, but our kids have amazing friends too. It is truly a pleasure to have these kids over and we have watched them grow up into wonderful people!
Here are some highlights...
|Our good friends Kelly & Tony and Brian & Lorilee|
|Mother/Daughter Dance Duo|
( Chelsea & Tammy)
|Zach, Brandon, Chels|
|Intense game of spoons!|
|Watching the ball drop|
|Back to playing games :)|
|Our good friends Tammy & Mark|
New Year's Day we got up and went to church, a few boys spent the night, but amazingly we all got up and out the door on time!
We are blessed with a great church family and a wonderful Pastor. It was THE way to start the year....After church we went to my husband's parents house to celebrate with family and a yummy dinner. There are always plenty of funny memories being shared and too much fudge eaten by all ( someday I will have to do a whole blog about my husbands Aunt Cook's fudge...and yes it's THAT good!)
.......Somehow I forgot to take my camera for this :(
Another of our traditions is our Annual Wreath Drop. We have been doing this for the past 5 years and I don't know who has more fun ...the kids, or Dad! I usually stand in front of the house and video or take pictures. Dad runs all through the front of the house "releasing" the wreaths while the boys are outside guessing which wreath will be dropped next.... Mom, of course strongly urging them to not let them hit the ground. I wasn't too worried since I am replacing all the bows for next year. The old ones lasted 5 years so not too bad.
Here's a visual if it's hard to imagine....
|This should have been our Christmas card...maybe next year lol|
|My wonderful farm boys!|
I hope all of you have a wonderful year this year and that you will walk close with the Lord every step of the way. I'm not big on resolutions...I'm trying to take more time to "listen" to what God would like me to work on and let Him take the lead in making the necessary changes within me. Change is good :)
Thanks for reading,
Blessings in the new year,