Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, friends! I hoping you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday full of love and laughter.

Ours has been a lot of fun … we decorated a gingerbread house, made cookies for Santa and this year Christmas Eve was extra special because the girls were baptized.

Today was a low-key day with family. We enjoyed a very nice lunch that included a 5-pound beef tenderloin (it rocked and totally kicked the crap out of having turkey).The girls got everything they wanted and yet still found time to fight over a few things. Despite that small setback, they were truly in the spirit of the season this year, and I am very proud of what giving, thoughtful little girls they are. Even Winston and Frankie had holiday cheer today.

Tomorrow we are back to reality … Anabella will be having her tonsils removed, so keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Her mommy would appreciate it.


A few weeks ago I took a trip to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. A place that is in the middle of nowhere. I know this because not only can you not fly directly there, just getting there can be quite a challenge period.

After being stranded in Detroit for a night (this was my view from the airport Westin) …

… I was then stranded at this “airport” (it only had two gates) the next day for a while because we still couldn’t land at our destination. 24 hours after leaving home, I finally arrived at our offices.

The people were all lovely, and I had a great time getting to know coworkers from around the globe (Who also had a hell of a time getting there … some people even had to drive from Chicago and Minneapolis!).

One thing I found very interesting was the abundance of specialty parking.

There were about 10 of these expectant mother parking spots at the front of the building. All empty. And for an employee population of approx. 400 people. I’m guessing there isn’t much to do in the middle of nowhere, so they are just preparing for the inevitable.

I was also completely surprised that one of the handful of restaurants in town was a really good sushi place. Complete with a Japanese sushi chef. Weird.

And here is your bonus photo. On my last day there, it was 11 degrees outside. We rarely see those temps in Texas, so it was fun to get a little “winter” while I was there. (Even though the locals were all running around in short-sleeve shirts talking about how “mild” is was.)

So, to sum it up. Wisconsin, not someplace I would visit for pleasure.