This was the picture of the night. This is my friend Concetta, whose fabulous smile is always good for a picture. But I was especially pleased last night as I shot pictures with my new camera of our party, and later was looking through them and came across this one.
Last night, the party was at our house. Brian and I have hosted New Year's here for a few years now, and it's always a pleasure to have a bunch of our friends over, and a few new ones.
Despite my having a brutal cold, I medicated it well with a few White Russians.
The kids who came played with Brian's XBox, and one of them, who loves hockey and therefore has a fascination with Canada, found out Brian was Canadian, and got Brian to pull out his passport so he could see it.
Overall I'd say we had a great time.
In looking back over 2006, I can't gush that the year was the greatest year of my life. It was very bittersweet since it started with our surprise pregnancy with Jacob, and in the middle we suffered his birth and loss.
Thank you everyone, who've stood by us. I hope 2007 is kinder to us in some respects. While I wish things had turned out differently for us in 2006, I'm glad for what we did get from this past year. Along with a short time with our son, we also received the great gift of good friends and closeness of family.
May 2007 be good to you too.