We're still alive here, even though a stomach flu tried hard to take each of us out in the last 10 days. We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's and 2012 is going great for us. We (i.e. Eric, Les, and Eli) are working on finishing the basement while I continue on my crocheting. We hosted our first big gathering of the year, having the Christmas party for a board Eric is on last night. We are looking forward to having more of these, including our 2nd Annual Nies Super Bowl Party. 2012 looks to be an amazing year in the Nies household!