Well, it's New Year's Eve, and I was going to write some kind of reflection on 2005, but I just don't have it in me right now. I asked John if he wanted to, and he might later. He's worked at REI all day and when he gets home in a little while, we're just going to have some nice, quiet family time at home. I've got some stuffed mushrooms and spinach/artichoke dip in the oven. It's our traditional New Year's Eve appetizer-dinner, and it's yummy even though it's pretty darn fattening! For as long as I can remember we've rented the movie "Auntie Mame" with Rosalind Russell and watched it sometime between Christmas and New Year's. It is one of our all-time favorites. Last year, we couldn't find it at Blockbuster, and I've had it in my Blockbuster.com queue forever, but they still haven't shipped it. So, no traditional favorite this year. I guess we'll have to pick one that we already own.
Tomorrow we're heading to the mountains--to Winter Park. We're meeting some friends to go tubing on a huge tubing hill. We had originally planned to meet at Lake Evergreen for some ice skating, but our weather has been so mild that the lake might be a little too slushy! Tubing sounds more fun to me though...ice skating with a three-year-old is translated sitting on bench in a warming hut! I think I'm more excited than the kids. I just had them gather up their snow bibs, coats, hats, gloves, and boots to get ready for the big day. It's supposed to be snowing and cold there tomorrow! I can't wait!
Happy New Year from the Blases! We pray God's blessings on you and yours in the upcoming new year! May it be your best one yet!