We waited until New Year's Eve to start our puzzle again this year, so we only got one done. This one was a 1500 piecer, but it was much easier than last year's (and the couple of new ones now waiting in the queue) despite having more pieces. Not having half the puzzle made up of sky certainly helps, plus all the various fairy tales give it multiple sections with drastically different colors/textures to focus on. We didn't get it finished by the New Year, but it only took us a couple more days beyond that to complete:
Gareth wanted to help a lot with the puzzle this year. I tried to involve him a little, but to be honest, I was usually glad when he lost interest in helping and went back to playing Dirt 2. He did put a few pieces in though, even correctly placing a piece of the sky before we'd started working on that section at all and without any help from me. I keep thinking we'll have to be sure to get some puzzles of his own out for him next year, but I have a feeling he'll still prefer to help with the big one rather than do his own. Next year's will probably be much more difficult, so we might have to start a bit earlier if we hope to finish before we all have to go back to school/work.