This past year I was so blessed to be able to see more of my family than I have collectively over the last eight years. I cannot begin to describe how grateful I am of that. For the first time in almost a decade Daniel and I were able to spend every major holiday with my folks. Just over a year ago that would have seemed so unlikely to be able to happen.
Over the holidays Daniel worked on his model of Optimus Prime (I really need to post a pic of that) and I got to relax and just enjoy the season, though there wasn't any snow this year. I also got to play some scrabble with my parents and even a few chess games with my dad. And for the first time EVER, I beat him!
The win was bittersweet though since I hadn't even realized I'd won until it was his turn and there were no more moves left. Still it was pretty awesome to win at least once. He gave me a brutal smackdown in the games that followed though lol. Here's his frowny face. :p