It's strange to me how much less I blog when I am on any kind of break from work. You would think that would be the ideal time to sit down and write, but really... it turns out that is the ideal time to sit down and be with the ones I love. The blog can wait for my lunch break at work. The stories will hold. The time with family can't wait.
We are on day eight of our twelve day break. Twelve glorious days. Nick and I both realized separately yesterday that, man it's seriously an awesomely long amount of time to be away from work. I guess we hit the one week mark and realized we still have five* more days. Or maybe it's that Christmas has wrapped up and the tree is down and we STILL HAVE FFFFFIIIIIVVVVEEEE DAAAAAYSSSSS to bask in vacation laziness and time together.
We have already been filling the days with family time and game nights, movies and food. Lots and lots of food. We did this:
And enjoyed it so much that the next night we did this:
The house is clean. The Christmas presents are put away. The snow is coming down. It's so nice to slow down and be together. This Christmas, more than any other, I have been reminded how important time with family truly is. I am making sure to not take a second of it for granted.
Stop back by on Monday for my Best of Bio Girl 2012 post! I got it done early this year, which I find to be a small miracle. I will see if I can find time to write my resolution post for Tuesday, but if I don't... don't worry. I will get it written. It just might be a few days late. I am really busy filling my days with what's most important.
*Actually, I have five, Nick has between four and nine depending on if he decides to take a little vacation on top of his vacation. Time will tell.