It's been a nice holiday (nothing like working a full-time job to really appreciate a long break). The first morning of vacation, I stayed in bed until well past 9. Anna climbed in next to me and said, earnestly, "Just because you don't have to work and we don't have to go to school, doesn't mean you should stay in bed all day." (I thought,"Wait, that's exactly what that means.")

We've had a nice mix of traveling (family in western PA and friends in NY), lazing about, and crossing big items off our to-do list (Paul's installing a new vented microwave as I type).

I have to admit I was somewhat apprehensive coming in to 2014, but it's been a good (albeit busy) year.

Here's to a 2015 full of good friends, good work, and good times.