we are going to re-think and re-design our trips home. We are one family unit trying to squeeze in too many visits with too many people...and no one is satisfied. We will see everyone once, and if that isn't enough for them, they are more than welcome to come and visit us down here. Done and Done. I have to protect our sanity, and stamina, and we all ended our 10 day tour way too run down. We started 2nd semester exhausted....and that's no way to begin a new school term, let alone a new year.
Well, I guess like all things in life, you learn as you do. Now we've spent two holidays as "out of town guests" in Chicago, and come Christmas 2012, I expect a happy, healthy, balanced trip. The third time is the charm!