It sounds like everyone's Christmas went well other than sickness! I'm sorry! Glad everyone seems to be feeling better.
We had a nice Christmas, brunch with DHs family and dinner with a smaller group of family. The kids had fun. I didn't feel like people went too crazy with gifts which is nice. I do need to get some new storage containers for toys but I think it will still all fit.
It's been such a wild couple of months that I've already taken down all the Christmas stuff. DH and I were just ready for things to be cleaned up ( I don't feel like I go too crazy with Christmas decor but it's just nice to simplify). It's nice to have less visual stimulation.
For the last few years we have been using a drop-leaf table handed down from DH's great grandparents for our computer but DH has been wanting more storage. He was trying to find something to order online (there isnn't really a place to buy those things here) but then I found an old roll-top desk o Craigslist for $40! The roll-top part was broken but we are fixing that and will paint it and replace the handles. I love re-doing furniture so this is like fun playtime for me. Plus it's a nice, wood desk for so much less then what a new particle board version would have cost. Now we can actually organize our files and have a place for things! It will nice to be able to close the top when people come over too (Sorry, I get excited about weird things.)
No plans so far for NYE. Someone asked DH to have a party for the youth at church but I am not staying up until midnight. Seems a bit last minute now. We have done an "East Coast New Years" before since we are in the west and just celebrated at nine. That way we get to have a little party and still get the kids to bed before they get too scary. I think that is my preference for this stage in life.