I was fortunate that I was able to spend Christmas with my family this year, despite the fact that it involved a lot of traveling. On Friday I went from Chicago to Burlington to Early, Iowa. After spending the night at my grandparent's farm, we headed to Rock Rapids, IA for my dad's family's Christmas dinner. This is always a nice get together, as I usually only see these members of the family every other year.
We headed back to the farm where we had my mom's side of the family Christmas on the 23rd. We had a nice dinner and played some traditional Domino BINGO. We were all winners. On the morning of the 24th, we were up early and back in the car for 5.5 hours back to my parents new house in Burlington. We had a nice dinner, opened gifts and attempted the casino...but it was closed. Christmas morning we woke up to stocking stuffed by the chimney with care. We had the laziest Christmas Day in history. I was still in my pajamas at 3pm and layed around and watched sports most of the day. We did have a vicious mid day game of Monopoly, where I cleaned up.
Tomorrow morning I will head back to Chicago bright and early.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.