We watched the ball drop at midnight and had some sparkling cider.
…and then had some sparkler fun.
I love New Year’s Eve and the excitement in the air…rippling from kids who get to stay up so late to parents who are ready for fresh starts.
I didn’t get a group picture, but here are some of the crew who helped us celebrate.
(Kara’s husband was sick at home…poor guy…luckily her sister was in town to help us celebrate.)
(All the teenagers had scattered hours earlier for all kinds of parties going on in the valley, and Lu had asked for her bed at 11:00 so we were down to Claire-bear to celebrate with us at midnight.
And after that we just snuggled in our family room, loving having the fire running for the very first time, and basking once again in how wonderful it feels to be HOME.
…So warm and cozy. Claire snuggled up with us and fell sound asleep while we thought through all the things on the horizon for 2015.
I love new beginnings.