Christmas Across the Continent

December used to be a fairly quiet month for us, with the normal Christmas shopping, then family get-togethers the week of Christmas. Since I started this new job, December has started to mean something a little different: travel!
Every year my team at work has a Christmas party, or two, usually in pretty swanky locations. This is our chance to use all the Delta SkyMiles I’ve accrued and travel together to Seattle, dress up in fancy clothes and pretend we’re a hip, up-and-coming young couple, carefree and well-off — instead of parents of two, who spend most of our time at home dealing with toddler-messes and don’t really like spending money!
Our celebrations this year will take us first to Toronto for the Canada “Christmas Gala” and straight from there to Seattle, for a week of year-end reviews, training and multiple Christmas parties. Nic will be there for half the week with me, and we’re looking forward to connecting with some new friends together.
We’ll be home from that for a few days, then I’ll likely head to Milwaukee, while Nicole rents a minivan and makes her way down I-90 back to Albany, NY. We’ll meet up there to catch-up with some old friends. It’s a bit of a reunion, actually, with one family coming from Virginia Beach, and another from Washington State. We can’t wait to see some of our VPT crew, many home from their college pursuits.
Finally, we’ll get some nice, restful time doing the usual Christmas stuff with the kids and Nicole’s family.
From Seattle to New York and back home is pretty nice, but one day we hope to have an excuse (and the money!) to celebrate Christmas is some slightly warmer locations…
It’s a little early (I haven’t even let Nic play Christmas music yet!) but in case I don’t get back on here before then, we wish you all a safe, wonderful, family-filled season of rejoicing at the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.

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