Monday, January 1st, Ilona would get on the plane to be reunited with her family. But first we still had to celebrate New Year’s Eve! As it was freezing cold again, we had all day to prep dinner. Ilona and me taking care of all kind of snacks, dessert and sides dishes while Philippe was in charge of the brisket. There was plenty of delicious food! We watched some funny videos while the fireplace was crackling. It was nice and cozy and if you’d asked me the evening should never have ended. It even started to snow. Later the neighbors rang the doorbell and asked if the girls would like to have some fun with them and watch fireworks.
The next day, Ilona’s luggage was all packed and she was ready to leave the US. We had a short but fantastic week. Soon, very soon I would see her again!