Christmas at our house is all about celebrating with family. But when it comes to the new year, friends become the center of the holiday. Each year we look forward to going out to dinner with a large group of friends at a favorite local restaurant. That is followed by a late night party and another one the next day, so it is really a two day New Year's celebration. One year I even overheard one of our friends claim that it is the best 48 hours of the year! Happy New Year to all our friends and family!