2012 for me began the same way that 2011 ended – with family. All of the kids stayed up until midnight last night, which made for an interesting time getting the youngest ones to bed. I usually don’t make an exception for their bedtime on the weekend, and now I see the wisdom of that choice. We all wore hats and had horns and noisemakers to welcome the year with style. The sun greeted me this morning on my way to church.