Our New Year's celebration did not turn out as planned.
We originally made big plans to stay at Ed's cabin for the night, but Whitney came home from church this afternoon looking positively green and complaining of a tummy ache. The other kids already had the stomach flu, so I was not about to drag our daughter an hour's drive away feeling as she did. We decided to stay home, and enjoy the New Year as a family.
I prepared more snack food than we could possible eat in one day; shrimp salsa, clam dip, cheese, crackers, summer sausage. I'm sure we all gained 10 pounds in one sitting!
In short, we played games, watched a couple movies, and then watched Dick Clark announce the New Year from Times Square in New York City. (Incidentally, that man looked forever young for at least the last 150 years, but it seems his age finally caught up with him). As they announced the New Year, my little family cheered and I snapped the first photograph of 2007 (above).
Blessings and joy to all this coming year!