It’s a whole new year, people, and a whole new decade! Crazy as that sounds and seems, things on the home front keep moving right along, just like any other day. We celebrated in our typical homebody way. We said no thanks to a few invites and instead opted to stay home, play board games (some new and some old), eat Cheetos (even the vegan partook!), and enjoy our immediate family.
We started the evening with a game of Catan, using the new Cities & Knights expansion pack. I had very few cities or knights, which resulted in a resounding loss on my end. Oh well. The game took a very long time and we started to wonder if it would be a one-game NYE. Fortunately Lex eventually won and we were able to move on to something easier for the late hour: Apples to Apples!
We also opened our Family Fun jar. Lots of plays and concerts this year. Plus a trip to Florida! :) Its fun to look back and remember that for half the year the kids were in lower grades, and in Lex’s case, an entirely different school!
I wanted to make fun party hats to celebrate the new decade. 2020 is just a fun number. It took some convincing (and lovely modeling), but finally I talked them all into making and wearing (very briefly, in Lex’s case) these super awesome 2020 hats!
We made it to midnight easily and with little awareness of the passing time. Nobody dozed off, nobody got grumpy, and nobody even wanted to go to bed at midnight! Ok, maybe some of us kind of wanted to go to bed at midnight, but agreed to stay up and play the game a little longer while listening to New York, New York on the livestream.
May 2020 be fulfilling and fun and adventurous for all of you. I’m looking forward to all of the opportunities ahead! I’m also looking forward to finishing my book and drinking another cup of tea. <3