It is tradition in my family to do Chinese food for New Years. My mom makes her amazing sweet'n'sour chicken and I make Sushi. We usually throw in a few appetizers like gyoza's and egg rolls, and sometimes the "healthy" foods like an oriental chicken salad. My mom bought a new deep fryer, so in honor of breaking it in we decided to throw out the healthy food and make everything we could that could be fried. We fried the chicken, the gyozas, the egg rolls, and even the sushi. It was a pretty awesome meal, but after letting the meal sit for about an hour I have decided that my New Years resolution needs to be "going on a diet!" TJ made some homemade root bear for our toast, and we sealed the meal in with some root beer floats (made with IBC root beer and Bryers ice cream). YUM!!!
After dinner we played Telestrations which is a game loaned to us from Jana and Andy. My family has never been too artistically inclined, so they were a bit skeptical at first about a game that is centered around drawings. It was a hilarious game, which is mostly because of Curtis' ridiculous renditions of what he thought he was supposed to be drawing.
New Years was a very fun way to say so long to 2011. It was a good year for our family. We had a lot of ups and just a few downs. We grew closer together, and more importantly grew closer to our father in heaven. 2012 has a lot in store for us, but we look forward to it with an optimistic attitude.