I shouldn't say "break" because that implies I took time off work. I actually had a huge editing project that I labored through the whole time, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. When that was finished, I jumped right into planning my spring semester classes, so I feel like Christmas and New Year's Day just whizzed by and all of a sudden it's 2012!
A few images from the last couple weeks...
My parents' tree -- it was so full and huge this year!
kids' movies we've been watching lately.
Josh says they make me look like Santa, but everyone knows Santa wears patent black boots with white fur...totally different!
Now, on to 2012! I'm really looking forward to this year. 2011 was actually a great year for our family, and we feel very blessed and grateful for that, but I know it was a tough year for many in our nation and around the world. So here's to a terrific new year!