We've returned from a brief trip, one that we planned when we felt that we all needed something to look forward to, one that we planned at a time when taking Dean out of school for a few days didn't seem too daunting.
We really wanted to get some Christmas on, to jump-start the holiday season with a bang.
We also really wanted to see some new scenery, experience some warmer temperatures.
We wanted to enjoy some great art and architecture, and alsoSee some wildlife up close.
We also wanted to eat a wide variety of foods, and Dean in particular wanted to expand his fish and vegetable intake.
We were up for a little shopping, browsing, seeing what was what in the shops.
We wanted to immerse ourselves in local cultures, even when we were a little weary from all the walking.
Are you on to me? We escaped to Disney World. It was our best trip ever -- largely, I think, because I've learned to relax and when I'm relaxed, the ripple effects are tremendous.
Now we're getting our Thanksgiving on, which will be a holiday at home for the three of us. We're fairly giddy about it. I'm loving all the joyful sights of the holidays all around blogland; for now, everyone seems to be reveling in preparations and anticipation, even if we didn't *ahem* quite get the year-long jump we'd dreamed of.