For the past few years we've celebrated New Year's Eve by making a slideshow of the year. The slideshow is always one song long and we spend much of the year debating what the slideshow song should be. I lean towards dramatic and sentimental music while Bill prefers understated. Somehow--at the last minute--we always find the perfect song. I usually spend the better part of New Year's Eve gathering photos from different computers, phones and friends' facebook pages. And then I have the job of whittling down the photos to represent a year. Inevitably stuff is left out. Good photos are cut and poor quality photos left in. We had a big year this year and most of the milestones were not photographed. My dad's dad and my mom's mom died. Lizzy started high school, Zoey started middle school and Will started kindergarten. John started piano and chess (not real milestones but I couldn't leave him out.) But even without those events, I think the slideshow captures 2011. Putting it together I watched it nearly 100 times and I'm still not tired of it.