Holiday Wrap Up
Wow, it has been a while since I posted. Sorry about that. Just wanted to take a few minutes to write up our recent holiday travels and experience by way of catching up.
First, all of the holiday pictures are up on Flicker. The most recent three are over there in the sidebar and there’s a link to all the rest.
As for the trip itself, it was pretty pleasant. We got a little delayed on the way down, but jetBlue, as always, was worth the little extra. That includes the direct flight, which is worth twice as much, easily, when traveling with small children.
It was a real joy seeing all of my family, since we are usually hundreds of miles apart. My parents and siblings positively dote on the boys, which suits the pair of them fine. When Dree and I get an afternoon or an evening off, it suits us pretty well, too.
The presents were not too crazed this year, which is appreciated when keeping the boys from being totally taken in by the crass commercialism gets harder as they get older. The gifts were thoughtful and in fairly moderate quantities. The only sad note really had nothing to do with the family but rather that within a few hours of getting home, Calum realized his and Liam’s game cartridges were missing.
Searching has not since turned them up. I called the jetBlue baggage office at Dulles in case we left them on the plane but no such luck. I am pretty sure we had them with us on the flight, so if we did leave them, they didn’t make it to the lost and found. Each boy has the cartridge that was in their respective game systems, but the other three apiece appear to have been totally lost.
Surprisingly, other than some sniffling right when they realized the loss they seem to have taken it in stride. I’m sure they will re-generate their libraries a bit at their birthdays.
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