when i started writing my year end letter to put in my christmas cards this year i realized that every single vacation i took in 2012 had a member of my family vacationing with me. that has never happened since i left the nest many moons ago. i think family time has risen to the top of the priority list in 2012. i actively chose to spend my precious vacation days on time with members of my family. i always knew that i loved my family tremendously but i think 2012 just solidified how much i love to SPEND TIME with them. there can often be a big difference between loving your family and loving to spend time with them.
so even though i worked 6 of the 7 business days i was on "vacation" over christmas this year i still loved every moment i got to be with my family. and i want to say "you're welcome" to joani for allowing her to dive head first into mommy mode and take care of me when i was so sick. love that my communication with her while in my sick bed was via text. she's come a long way. pat yourself on your back my mommy.
i look forward to my time with the family in 2013 - especially my vacay with joani and flex in europe. time for joani to get another stamp in her passport and what better places to get that stamp than in london and paris? and flex is just an awesome and easy going travel companion so he is going to be part of the party. plus three is always better than two. just remember to do and go where i tell you and we will all have a great time.