Yes, we all pretty much fell asleep before midnight. Yes, the Space Needle fireworks were a bust. Yes, Henry woke up at midnight and we thought it’d be a good idea to encourage his wakefulness. And yes, Brian and I smoked cigars on the deck. But despite all that, this was one of the best New Year’s celebrations in recent memory. Brian, Jesse and baby Johanna spent the night, and we continued the family time this morning when Katie came over for breakfast. To help put us in the mood to pack our bags for London, Kristine and I have opened a delicious Belgian raspberry lambic beer.