Our New Years traditions have varied over the years. In recent years we have gone down to Mexico with an organization called Club Dust (www.clubdust.org) and helped build homes for the poor! This is something we want to continue to do on a regular basis as we are able to raise the funds. It is so meaningful and this organization is very family friendly – we have taken the entire family – even Joy when she was only two! We have even had friends & family join us. Something you should all think about doing – what a great way to start off a year. (and an easy way to expose your children to the importance of missions)
The families we build for go from this…..
….To this! Praise the Lord!
Our happy “adopted” family in their new home!
On years we are home we have done various things from progressive parties with friends, “Nerts ’til it Hurts” card parties or just staying home in front of the fire and playing games.
This year Dan, Michelle and I went to the wedding of a dear friend and former student, Lisa Burruel. It was a lovely evening celebrating a beautiful Christian young couple who waited for the right person and for the Lord’s will. A wonderful testimony for many and a role model for single young people who are getting impatient about getting married. It is worth waiting for!
We arrived home by 10pm in time to celebrate the New Year with my Mom (aka: Granny) and the kids. We always eat cheese fondue for dinner and chocolate fondue for dessert on New Years Eve – a real treat! Another tradition is to ring in the New Year watching the ball drop at Times Square (someday I dream to be there “live”) with sparkling cider toasts, hugs & kisses and going out on the front porch to scream “Happy New Year!”
Happy New Year to each of you!