We had the most enjoyable Christmas and New Year’s celebration with family coming from Minneapolis (MN), Racine (WI), Houston (TX), Clinton (TN), and Fairbury (IL).   Many nights, we found ourselves hosting up to 15 people.  We even had three dogs visit us this season!   This was the first time we have had the pleasure of hosting Natalie’s family and despite the frigid cold and wind and being cooped up most of the days, I am hopeful we didn’t have too many bored individuals.    We spent days lounging around the fire in the lodge; went bowling; visited Henning’s Cheese Factory; sang karaoke (some more than others… Chewy); watched movies; walked the icy pond; made snow angels; went sledding; ate out at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Kiel (OK…. the only one in Kiel); enjoyed pizza from our favorite pizza place in Kiel (OK… the only one in Kiel); played Euchre; played other card games that we can not mention; played Heads Up around the fire;  played video and board game games;