Although I am a few days late in getting this posted, I wanted to wish all of our followers a Happy New Year! I am looking forward to all of the new experiences 2010 will bring to our family.
Arik and I spent New Years Eve day without the kids. Our daycare was actually open, so we dropped off the two monsters and had eight hours of fun by ourselves! We had a leisurely breakfast at Bryant Lake Bowl (our fave), and chatted about both our personal and financial goals for the year. There are a lot of things we want to do in 2010, so it is going to come down to some good prioritization!
We spent the evening with our friends Kirk & Beth Studdiford, their kids, and another friend of theirs with a couple of kids. It was great. The kids played so nicely together, and they actually stayed up to ring in the New Year (New York style .. of course). We finally got them in bed at 11:30! Whew! I can't believe they made it that long.
On New Years Day, we lounged around the house for most of the morning, and then headed over to the Hansons to see Duane and Ruth in the afternoon. I can't believe how long it had been since we last saw them. They had never seen Amy in person - amazing! It was fun to catch up. They gave the kids some great books, and Rod even had a fun present for Duane. Check out the pictures above. I think the kids enjoyed it as much as he did!
Again, from our family to yours - we wish you a Happy New Year. May 2010 bring you the challenges that you need, and the rewards you deserve. We look forward to posting fun (and usually funny) things out here throughout the year, so stay tuned to Hanging with the Hansons!