The last day of the year ended in a whimper, and not quite the bang and clatter seen typical on New Year's Eve. On precisely midnight this year, Madison was tucked in bed, snoozing - and Mommy was on the phone with Daddy, who was at the office still hammering away at details for tomorrow's opening of the new series. A few of the guys were there with Daddy, all of us counting down with Mommy over the phone - and there it was: the beginning of 2012. Much has been made of this year, and here's hoping we'll be looking back upon it some day, tongue firmly in cheek about Mayans and so forth.
It wasn't all work today. There was a glimmer of fun in the evening when we headed over to our friends, the Hitchcocks. Here's our now annual photo of Madison with her friends Abbie and Rachel, having fun at a New Year's Eve party.
They have a new house now, a work-in-progress with some amazing and unique features inside. It's a most unusual house: quite creative, actually. It was nice to head over to their place to spend a few hours. We exchanged gifts, talked, and ate a bit. All the while, Madison was playing to the extreme with her friends. You could hear her laughing, screaming, giggling and stomping around upstairs with the others - they were ending the year with style!