We were lucky enough to get to celebrate New Years with Dan, Heather and Ridge and my parents. Dan came early and painted trim and ceilings in our basement- We love it!
We mixed in movies, food and Games to pass the time. The first game was putting marshmallows in a cup with no hands. The kids loved it. We took a movie break and then Heather and Tyler came up with other games.
Next was blowing cards off a cup. You had to blow them all off but one (totally harder than it sounds). Adele was SO cute doing this game. We were worried she would pass out she was blowing so hard. She had great sound effects and was totally serious.
We woke up and spent the first morning of the new year doing a few projects around the house together. There were good moments - Tyler tried out his chain saw, Dan finished painting. And not so exciting moments- we discovered a major home repair that needs to be done that is not too exciting and kind of stressful.
The stress was making us a little less excited about the polar dip....but we decided that the negative was not going to ruin the great day. We headed for the water. The island has an annual polar dip. It is very well attended. We met up with friends and watched them jump.
Everyone jumped in their Peninsula Family Dental shirts. It was convenient that they were so bright. We had not trouble spotting them in the crowd.
2013 was a busy crazy year. The practice is still young and took up a lot of our thoughts and energy this year but we are enjoying it. It was a year of watching our kids grow. We bought a new house. We found out we are having a new baby. It was a great year. Thank you everyone that contributed to the year we have had. I think 2014 will be a great year too (even if it started with a little stress!) Our lives are wonderful and we are surrounded by blessings!