We're back from the extended holiday trip to Wisconsin and Ohio. It DID, in fact, snow this winter - which was a bit iffy for a while there. And everyone is healthy and glad to be home.
Our travel to and from Ohio included a 3:30am wake-up on both Monday AND Friday last week - as we departed for Ohio on a 5:26am flight and returned on a 6:30am flight by the end of the week. The drive home on New Year's Day wasn't without a 'roughness' to it, either, as 25-50 mph winds push the van around throughout the four hour drive home.
But we did seem to come home without contracted a flu bug or rotovirus that seemed to be exploring our extended family's home in Ohio, and we even got all of our wonderful presents back home without incidence.
All in all, the adversity of the trip seemed to be overcome! :) We DID, also, have A LOT of fun with our families. The kids had a hard time saying good-bye to their cousins, and us adults were already comfirming our next dates for 'get-togethers.'
Christmas is a time of joy and peace - and we certainly appreciated ALL of our family being able to spend time with us and add to that joy and peace. Our friends helped us celebrate the New Year as well and made the transition from 2011 to 2012 special - as usual. Where would this BadgerCubinMN be without family and friends? ... Not nearly has happy. That is for sure.
Happy New Year, everyone!