Lots of family visiting was planned, and I wasn’t able to partake in too much of it. I came down with a pretty nasty bug while in Vancouver, and thankfully this happened after Christmas day. I was 100% out of commission for 36 hours, and have spent the next 3 days recovering. I am still feeling pretty weak and tired and missed work today due to it. Not sure about tomorrow.
Enough of that though, back to the nicer things in life. I did enjoy the break, I enjoyed spending time with my family, and seeing Sprout start to learn about things like Santa and Christmas traditions. As a family we are trying to develop some of our own, so on Christmas Eve day Sprout and I went out to buy a cookie for Santa. Fun! That night we left it out for him, and on Christmas day only a couple bites were left behind (and lots of crumbs). Sprout agreed with me that Santa must have got full 🙂
Christmas morning we opened our stockings and had some breakfast then opened the gifts form Santa before heading to Nanaimo. Starting traditions like this are something that Sox and I are looking forward to.
One final note: Sox is the best wife ever. She totally took care of me while I was sick. She also got me a Christmas gift that I have been wanting for a very long time, a digital picture frame. Woohoo. I took some time to read the manual and load a few pictures on it. Now to find the perfect location for it.