I'm back! Back in FL, back to 70 degree temps, back to reality and regular life...kinda. I don't technically start back to classes until Monday, but Jerry had to work today, kids went back to school today, and I am doing some catch-up before I resume work as well.
So, I figured I'd do the vacation run-down.
We had a fabulous time. We were super busy, but had a lot of fun: Got to visit with lots of friends and family, traveled pretty much the entire state of MN, and had a great Christmas. Here are a few highlights:
Caleb's 1st haircut, done by his Auntie Angie:
Caleb and Norah's first intro to snow: Norah liked it, Caleb not so much. He mainly objected to all of the clothing that was required.
Norah being pulled behind the 4 wheeler: She really dug riding the 4 wheeler too.
Norah, Caleb, and I in Bemidji with Paul and Babe:
Norah on Christmas Eve prepping the necessities for Santa:
Caleb, below, on Christmas Day riding his cousin's John Deere: Christmas Day was both magic and madness. Kids were up at 5:30 am, but were in bed by 6 pm if that gives any indication of how exciting and exhausting the day was.
Jerry and Caleb at Edinborough Park in Edina: Giant indoor play area. Awesome.
Grandma's Christmas gift for Norah: An American Girl baby. That store is amazing; Norah almost burst into flames she found it so fascinating.
All of us at the Mall of America: We rode rides (Norah was tall enough for the log flume, and it. was. awesome!), ate lunch, shopped a little...I forgot how massive that place is.
Phew! Like I said, fun but busy. Travel was smooth: everyone handled the airports and planes like pros. But, I'm glad we're home.
I also did some running while on vacay, managed to actually run 23 miles the first week we were there -- success! Then, the 2nd week, I only ran 5 -- epic fail! Oh well, fresh new year, fresh new start to the running, right?
Hope everyone in the blogosphere had a great holiday and happy new year. Now, it's time to buckle down and return to reality.
Kinda sucks, doesn't it?