Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A Wonderful Holiday Season

Today I am reluctantly back at work, slogging through mountains of email (mostly junk) and wishing I was having fun with the family. Yeah! It is great that Wife, the kids and I just spent 12 days together without making each other crazy and we all still want more! The good part is that I will have two three-day weekends coming up before going back to school! Yippee!! (Wife, did you catch that? I can take Friday off!) I've sucked up all but 4 hours of my vacation time, but it was well worth it. We all needed some good family time, cozy nights by the fire and mornings to sleep-in. (For you non-parents, "sleeping in" means 7:30, on lucky days!)

Christmas was spectacular! Lots of wonderful gifts to and from all. (Yes, I did receive a great new rolling computer case for those who read about my Christmas present wish!) Kids received great presents for Mom to play with - with them, of course. (OK, well, one night, I did play with this one by myself and left a model for son to find in the morning.) I was thrilled that my Mom and her husband generously gifted our kids with Toobeez, which are similar to the Giant Tinkertoys I remember from when I was a kid. The kids and I have already had lots of fun building things - a fort/ volleyball net with Boy Wonder and a crib and swingset for the Little Princess. I would bet some photos will eventually make their way from Wife's blog.

So much fun was had, but really, most of it would probably not be that entertaining to read. So, let me leave you with this thought for the day:

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my loyal readers, those that drop by occasionally, and those that just stumbled upon my blog! May 2008 be a wonderful, interesting year with lots of happy surprises for us all!


Casey said...

*doing a big ol' happy dance* WAHOOOOOO!!!!! Yay yay yay!!!!

:) :) :)

I've been having a great time and I am thrilled to be able to have more. I miss being a "family of four" when you are busy with school.


Patti said...

Thank You Dakota and a Happy Happy New Year to you too!
Yippee for three day week-ends!

It is awesome that you all enjoy your family time and value each other so much.

Shannon said...

Glad you had a great Christmas and some nice family time. Happy New Year!