New Year's Eve was a low key event around this house although we did get to enjoy the company of our friend, Meredith. We had a yummy brisket with mashed potatoes made from a new recipe Brad came across. The mashed potatoes were so, so good. We had a nice evening and the kids, of course, loved having an extra person around to entertain. There were obviously some discussions about the ball dropping on New Year's Eve in Josh's class at school so he thought he needed to stay up until midnight. Since that was not going to happen, we told him we would DVR the ball drop so he could watch it the next morning. What a bust that turned out to be since they barely even showed the ball dropping. Glad I didn't wait up either. At any rate, welcome 2014!