Merry Christmas and happy holidays, from our family to yours! I’ll be taking the next couple days off to spend time with Drew and Jackson and some friends. We’re having a quiet Christmas morning at home this year, just the three of us. Later in the day, we’ll venture a few doors down to our good friends’ home where we’ll enjoy a Christmas dinner as long as Jackson can handle the excitement. Somewhere in between there may be a trip to the Chinese restaurant to honor the Jewish side of our little trio. Basically, food, presents, and loved ones, which is how Christmas should be spent, no matter what your faith.
On Saturday morning, bright and early, the three of us will head to Austin, Texas, where my sister, Allison, lives. My parents will already be there visiting and we will join them in a vacation rental house for a few days. Jackson is especially excited to take an airplane ride to see Grandma and Grandpa and Auntie Allie. As a bonus, we’ll see a few friends who also live there or will be visiting at the same time. On NYE, Drew and I have tickets to see Willie Nelson at Austin City Limits and we can’t wait.
Posting will be light and sporadic for the next two weeks, but I’ll pop in now and then. And, of course, you can always chat amongst yourselves in the forums.
Thank you so much for helping to make 2013 such a good one. I have enjoyed almost every minute that I work on this site or just visit it as a fellow reader and contributor. Your compassion and support during some sad and challenging times meant so much to me, and I know I am not the only person to feel that way. And your continued support to help keep DW financially afloat, and even profitable now, means I get to keep doing this and we get to keep meeting here, talking about our lives, comparing notes, celebrating the good stuff and helping each other through the tougher times. Thank you so much and merry, merry Christmas!