The kids all had a short day at school today. Now they are home for the Christmas vacation. I look forward to the late nights of fun followed by the full nights of sleep. The long slow breakfast, and the rest! The weather in Europe is pretty bad. We had planned to travel to Opa's house for Christmas. Right now that's a strong "we will see". We don't want to be stuck in the cold, or worse. But home is nice and we have all we need right here.