There was no formal New Year's Eve party with our Sunday School class this year (this sunday school class is very fertile). We did get invited over to Collin, Andrea, and Ava's house for a small gathering. However, Luke's been in a bit of a "funk" over the last week or so (teething). Between a little bit of crabbiness, diarrhea, and sporadic, unexplained vomiting, we decided to just hang out at home.
However, since I was in Wichita during the day on New Year's Eve, Marc suggested I stop at this place and pick up dinner for us....Are you jealous Joel McClenahan?
I arrived home with the food. I was hungry as I really hadn't eaten much lunch. Marc initially claimed he was full and was going to wait to eat. Then, I made the spread across our counter. Marc, all of a sudden, showed up in the kitchen and grabbed a plate. I guess he was hungry after all.
So, we had our dinner and then contended with a crabby baby. We gave him a bath, fed him, and read him a story from the "Family Bible Stories" book we gave him for Christmas -- we read about Stephen from the book of Acts. We said a family prayer and put Luke to bed at his normal 7:30. He went right to sleep. Then, for us, it was going to be to watch some episodes of "Seinfeld" on DVD.
I was making hot chocolate (preparing for the DVDs), and all of a sudden, our doorbell rings. It was friends Russell and Camille, in town visiting family all the way from OREGON! What a great visit! (I forgot to take a photo of them).
So, it really ended up being a nice evening after all despite our lack of "going out."
And yep, we were asleep at midnight -- on the couch! That's O.K. I have to work today. I needed some sleep.
And now, to 2009. Is God challenging you to do something for Him in 2009? What will you make of 2009? Marc and I typically make goals for the new year (not resolutions, but defined goals). We're working on those goals currently. I'll post at least some of them when they're better defined.
Until then, enjoy New Year's Day!