Thank God for X-MAS!

Posted Dec 25, 2012 in The Family, Vacations

  • Summer in Sandpoint

    Summer in Sandpoint

  • Gus's New Bunk Bed

    Gus's New Bunk Bed

  • Gus's New Bunk Bed

    Gus's New Bunk Bed

  • Grampa & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

    Grampa & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

  • Gus & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

    Gus & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

  • The Family & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

    The Family & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

  • Grampa & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

    Grampa & Santa at Schweitzer Mountain

  • Gus & Karin at Schweitzer Mountain

    Gus & Karin at Schweitzer Mountain

  • Gus & Karin at Schweitzer Mountain

    Gus & Karin at Schweitzer Mountain

  • Christmas Morning

    Christmas Morning

  • Christmas Morning

    Christmas Morning

Seriously, don’t tell Jesus or his old man that I am an Atheist because after another rough quarter, I really needed this vacation. And, you know my wife needed it too.

When I say it’s been a rough few months, I don’t mean rough in the sense that it sucked. I mean rough in the sense that I am still working my way through graduate school and that raising a spirited cave man who has just turned two has been a lot of hard work for the Wife and me. So, to have a chance to get away and go visit my father for Christmas is a well welcomed break for us.

This is the second Christmas in a row that we’ve come out to Sandpoint, Idaho for the Holidays, and I can already tell that it is going to be a much looked forward to tradition each year. There is always plenty of fresh snow on the ground and if you want a picture with Santa, he’s pretty easy to find. This year we tracked the fat man down up at Schweitzer Mountain where we found him relaxing in the lodge after a day of skiing.

Gus isn’t really old enough yet to truly appreciate a well needed vacation. But, he’s still been having a good time running around the house, playing with the tree ornaments and jumping on and off of his new bunk bed none the less. He even seems to enjoy the snow a bit.

As for the dog, there is always a good game of “zombie” to be played with Grampa when she gets here and any chance to go outside and play ball in the snow, she will always take. Plus, you never know when a piece of prime rib might accidentally fall on the floor to be eaten. So, I’d say that Summer looks forward to coming out here too.

The Wife and I haven’t ever been much into giving each other individual presents for Christmas. Instead, we usually buy something nice for the both of us that we feel like will be useful. This time around we bought an iPad for the Family so Gus can watch videos and play Angry Birds and I can test out some of my website builds. The Wife can then use it to watch episodes of Doctor Who.

But, since Christmas is really for children and it wouldn’t be right to not shred some wrapping paper, the Family did get Gus a few things. He is now the proud owner of some new puzzles that Santa got for him, a new soccer ball from Grampa and a whole bunch of stickers and a board to put them on from Gramma.

All in all, even though I’m not a religious man and don’t really care about the whole yule tide business, we have had one very Merry Christmas. So, here’s to you and yours and wishing you the most Happy of Holidays.

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