Our family celebrated a nice Christmas and New Year’s this year. Robby made it successfully to winter break and won a short two week furlough from his beloved asylum on the Hudson – West Point, and our family reunited for Christmas in Yorktown.
Soon after Christmas, however, we headed north for a busy New Years. First we stopped in Philadelphia where William had a piano lesson and then we went to our lake house on Lake Owassa in northwest NJ. We enjoyed the cold weather with snow to shovel, fireplace wood to chop, and good company with Grammy and Pop-pop. We drove into New York City where William had another piano lesson and Laura, Robby and I enjoyed the local sights and had some great NYC pizza. The highlight of our NYC afternoon, however, was Laura’s extravagant belated Christmas gift to herself and the boys. She renewed the family cell phone plan and went smart phone wild, purchasing new IPhones for herself, William and Stephen, and the latest Samsung Galaxy for Robby. Note that I was not included in this significant upgrade – I’ll have to be satisfied with my trac-phone and blackberry from work. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that Laura and I also celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary with a nice family dinner!
Anyway, we enjoyed Aunt Peg’s and Uncle Jeff’s annual Christmas Party and then celebrated New Year’s Eve back at the Lake. Incidentally, Robby and Stephen where the only revelers to make it past midnight to bring in the new year! We have much to be thankful for and wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year!