What a month this has been! So many things have been going on in such a short amount of time! I guess the most exciting thing of the month would be our New Years get together.
We had two families from church over (one family, the Candlers have 5 kids and the Sanfords have 14 kids.) and what a time we had! The Sanfords brought 4 or so galloon jugs of sweetened (caffeinated) tea and we drank it ALL! So you can imagine how hyper we all were. :D We had so much fun! We played Mafia, The Greatest Human Chair (which was NOT very succesful...but hilarious!), Four on a Couch, Telephone Charades (of course!) and Darts. Garrison Sanford and Tiffany had a very difficult time trying to get everyone quiet and calmed down. Afterwards, the Dads came down (and Mrs. Sanford) and we sand some Psalms and learned The Day is Past and Gone in parts! It turned out beautiful!
When we ended the singing it was 11:30 or so. We talked and drank yet more tea until 11:55. Then, we all stood in a big circle (only us young people, of course.) holding our glasses of iced tea. At the stroke of midnight we raised our glasses and toasted. We all yelled, "To the New Year!" at the top of our lungs. It was so neat! It was one of the best New Year parties we've ever had, it was a bit sad that fire works are illegal up here, so we couldn't set a big one off at midnight, but the toasting was a lot of fun.
Right now life is a bit more normal, the freezing rain that we have been getting is a little uncomfortable, but we're surviving! :D
Also, a neighbors cat seems to have adopted us....since we've never had a pet before, we not really sure what to do with it. Mom and Tiff dislike it immensely, but, we'll see. ;) I'm not really crazy about cats myself, but I appreciate the fact that they eat mice. :)
I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas and a wonderful new year! Happy 2007!!!
p.s Photos to follow!!!