|MJ got really creative with one of my gifts|
|Just in case you were wo|
|Sisters in pea coats at Caesar's Palace|
Our flight left at 6:00am (yikes!!), but we had five nights there and I really enjoyed it. You realize even more how special it is to be with family for the holiday's when everyone moves away. We didn't do much. I think we spent the majority of the time in pajamas watching those cheesy Hallmark holiday movies that were on all day long back to back commercial free. We also watched the first (and sadly the last) season of the Ballet drama Flesh and Bone on Starz in a single day. We delivered cookies as a family to the neighbors (much like a Hallmark movie). On Sunday morning while the guys went to a casino to watch football we went for a walk (minus little sis who couldn't get up). On our last night we went to my Dad's favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner. Just good clean family fun. I didn't want the visit to end, but I knew it had to because otherwise we would be in our 30's living with my parents and no jobs. We had to go home. But I didn't want to.
We went to see Star Wars at Cinepolis the day we got back. I took naps. I was prepared, but alas a 10:30 pm start time is still too late for me. It was good, but I fell asleep at the end. New Year's Eve was really low key. We picked up the expensive steaks we love for dinner. We watched a movie and watched the ball drop on TV. My retired parents were out dancing until 2am and then went to Denny's afterward while all their three kids spent NYE on the couch.
One of the best things about my time off is that it didn't go by fast at all. Now that I'm at work, it seems like it did because it's over, but while it was happening every day seemed to go on forever and that's just the way I like it.