It's tradition for the Johnson's to host the New Years Eve party every year. But for several reasons I just wasn't feelin' it this year. I had to work Saturday and church was early the next day, so we opted for a more family friendly version this year and had the Tolers (all of them, yay!) over for a fondue feast and faux count down for the kids at 9. We had dinner a la Melting Pot cooking up meat, cheese, and chocolate fondues. The dippin' was delicious! The kiddos donned their hats and noise makers and counted down as the men set off the balloons from overhead. It was crazy-loud! Then we sipped our sparkling cider and toasted to great friendship in the coming year. Jonathan Toler is leaving today back to Afganistan but we are excited for him and his family to move to New Zealand in September for a couple of years. As much as I, and Cameron, and Gavin, will miss our very best friends, I am so happy that they get to be a real family unit again. It will be a wonderful new year, this 2012!