We had a great time over the holidays, visiting Kathy's sister Lisa in Vienna, VA, where the grandparents, siblings, and all the cousins joined us as well. The only one missing, sadly, was Al J. Ross drove down from Philly with his friend Sabrina, picking us up at BWI, while Ariana flew in from LA. We had xmas eve dinner with the crowd, then opened presents on the day itself (Kathy was largely responsible for Amazon's record year). On boxing day we went out to a Japanese steakhouse for dinner, then the following day the four of us piled into Ross's little Honda Fit and had an excessively long drive back to Boston.
Back here we have been seeing friends and hanging with the kids and the kitties. Ariana flew back to LA and Ross drove back to Philly this morning, so things are back to being very quiet here.
All in all a very successful little holiday.