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December almost over?

I can't believe that 2012 is almost over.

We've had a busy December, as one would expect. I had some time off the first part of the month, and then was able to take Christmas Eve and today, the day after Christmas, off. 

We had a good holiday. Kaleb came home on Friday afternoon, and the kids and I went to the Wings game that night. They beat the Missouri Comets, and finally look like a team! It's been a rough beginning to the season, but hopefully they are on their way to some great wins!

Kaitlin and Brandon went to the Shocker's baskeball game on Saturday night at Intrust Arena. Kaleb, Melody, Corby and I went to dinner at Abuelo's and then came home and played SkipBo and UNO. Great fun!

Christmas Eve was fun too. All my siblings gathered at the clubhouse where Mike & Diana live. Terry & Sandy came after a long day of driving back from Indiana, where they had spent the weekend visiting her family. Michelle came by later, as did Ryan. Melody, Diane and Colin came, and we had some great junk food: turkey meatballs, Asian slaw salad, jalapeno poppers, great dips, etc. I got two copies of The Amazing Spiderman in Blu-Ray, so I'll be exchanging one of them for something else - perhaps Jaws in Blu-Ray? All in all, it was a fun evening.

Christmas Day was spent with just us and the kids. Brandon spent the night with us, so Santa could visit :-)

We slept late, Kaitlin and I fixed Cinnamon bits for brunch, and Corby fixed an awesome pork loin and roasted veggies for dinner. We also watched The Expendables 2, which Corby got for Christmas.

Corby and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary today. Hard to believe it's been 25 years! Wonderful, glorious years! I wouldn't change a minute of our lives!

Kaitlin and I went shopping while the guys went to see Django Unchained at the Warren. Kaleb left for Manhattan after they got home from the movie. We're sorry to see him go, but glad he will be back in a few weeks for Lenore's book launch of Level 2 at Watermark Books.

Back to work tomorrow, for 2 days. I think I can handle that.

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