Never failing, Christmas break means someone is down sick. This year Steve is the unfortunate victim and it’s not looking pretty. He opted out of all New Years Eve activities so he could get some rest which meant I could put the youngest two down to bed before heading out to hang with family.

Our brother and sister-in-law are back in town from a semester in China and they were kind enough to host everyone at their house despite not being fully unpacked. We had missed out on a lot of cousin time with them and we were trying to make it up in one night!
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We played games. Wits and Wagers is a new family favorite that some friends introduced us to. We typically play it with two other couples, but we played it in teams and it was just as fun.
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We did fireworks. It doesn’t rain very often, but it rained all day long. It was looking like we wouldn’t get any off but the rain cleared just long enough to see some sparks.
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And we toasted to the new year.
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It was late by the time we got home. I dreamed of sleeping in but that dream was slashed at 7am upon Bennett waking up. Needless to say we had a pretty lazy day today. Steve’s still sick. Hallie took a nap on the couch today and I even shut my eyes for a little while. We’re great hosts for my sister visiting!