by kathleen on December 24, 2011

where did the time go?  it seems like just yesterday we landed in sunny florida and before i knew it, the time had come to return to the reality of chilly chicago.  i’m going to miss this place.

there is so much to catch up on from these past few days and i apologize for the sub-par and less than sporadic blogging.  i spent the week focused on family, friends… and food.  twas perfect.

matt and i are currently thousands of feet in the air with 7 others flying back home.  yes, that is correct, there is a grand total of 9 people on our commercial flight to chicago.  the airport was the picture of desertion today.

i am armed with airplane essentials: magazines, coffee + a cookie.  what else could i  need?

and we are stocked with christmas presents for matt’s family waiting for us back home.

i hope you all are enjoying this season of love…




and miracles.

have a very merry christmas.

“…it’s christmas eve.  good deeds count extra tonight.  think of an important thing you can do for others, and go do it.  just follow the stars in your heart…”


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