As you may have noticed, I took a little break from NativeMom during my vacation. I just needed a break from my computer all together. But I'm back. I know, you missed me didn't you!
We had our biennial Florida Family New Year's Eve party this week. It was great! It works like this . . . we invite all our neighbors and friends, especially those with kids. We heat up our swimming pool to sauna like proportions. We cook up a bunch of great food. We bathe the dogs so they won't offend (too much). We drag out and clean up the fire pit. Then our friends and neighbors show up with their families. The kids swim all night long (because the pool is warm and it's really neat to be swimming on New Year's Eve). The adults get to eat and talk, actually finishing a sentence because the kids are entertained. The teenagers set their bedroom up as the ultimate video game den and invite their friends over. We roast marshmallows and make Smores by the pool. We treck through the woods to the pond to shoot off fireworks aroud midnight. Everyone has a great time. The kids are exhausted and sleep in the next morning. Yeah!!!
Swimming, Smores, fireworks, friends, fun. What more could you want for the New Year?!?