Justin and I were lucky enough to make it home for Christmas again this year and see both of our families. It is always a somewhat difficult task, as our families are 7 hours apart on a day that the roads are good, and it has taken us as much as 10 hours to get from one family to the other during Christmas. The weather is somewhat predictable in Michigan in December, and it generally involves lots and lots of snow. Luckily nothing was too terribly delayed and while Justin was stuck for 14 hours in airports all across the country, we both still made it home.
It was fantastic to see everyone and we're thankful for the time that we were there. It never feels like long enough, but it was nice to get back to Willie who had a fun time with our friend Miles in Maine. Gollum (the cat) held down the fort at home, and while we're quite certain she has evil thoughts, she didn't sink the boat.