If you recall, last year was the worst Christmas ever because of complications from my neck surgery. So it makes this year’s trip home all the sweeter. We leave tomorrow for a week and a half in the snowy mountains of Colorado. I’m most excited for Claire who will get to soak up all the love and attention from her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Also that she’ll experience Santa and all the presents for the first time (well, not the first time, but memories are starting to form now and she’ll remember it). I’m also excited because my social calendar is full! I really miss my family and I’m looking forward to some one-on-one time with each of my little sisters, with my mom, and then the times we’ll have celebrating with the families at large gatherings. I’m looking forward to sharing my favorite childhood Mexican restaurant with Claire – that is more about the Disney-esque entertainment than the food (I saw my first man in Speedos diving off a waterfall there). And, of course, I’m really excited about taking 2 nights just for Huz and I (the first 2 consecutive nights alone together since Claire was born!) in Vail. We’ll go skiing, shopping, eating, and plenty of soaking in the Jacuzzi.

Blogging might be sparse in the next few weeks as I make room for family and fun, but I sincerely hope that you all have a wonderful holiday full of love and peace.