Christmas requires Bing. My husband would disagree, but Bing Crosby is an integral part of getting my Christmas spirit started. This year the children thrilled to new Lego sets and then the entire family succumbed to a horrid flu that lasted well over a week. I do mean the ENTIRE family. Anyone who entered the house left with a viral doorprize. Sigh

Fever, chills, coughing. Repeat. Repeat for 4 days.  Cough up white cloudy chunks. Repeat for 5 more days. Sigh.

Vacation was quickly over and poof! Back to 2013….