Last night we rang in the new year with our friends from "the hood". This has been our tradition for the past 16 years. Nothing like prime rib cooked on the Weber rotisserie, grilled salmon, stinky feet potatoes (a Martha Stewart recipe we renamed due to the pungent smell of the Gruyere cheese, tastes amazing), mandarin orange, almond, lettuce salad and fluffy walnut pie for dessert.
We played an intense, frustrating game of "Hedbandz". Lots of laughs.
Afterwards, we moved outside for a first ever, lighting of the lanterns.