In the past it has been our tradition to go out for dinner to our favorite Mexican restaurant, El Burro. But instead we threw together a party, at kind of the last minute. We had a great time with several friends and a lot of food and more chocolate to dip. At 9:00 we rang in the New Year with the East Coast. Which was perfect for the little kids. Shelby wondered why we were doing it early but she didn't complain, we still let her stay up and celebrate at midnight.
Looking back over the past year I have to say that we have been very blessed. We have been healthy, we have had no travel out of the country for James, The boys had great testimony building experiences participating in the Temple Pageant, We finished reading the New Testament and the Doctrine and Covenants as a family and we were able to have the entire Cortez family in our home for Thanksgiving. We also have been blessed with great friends!!