Christmas vacation officially ended at 9 a.m. this morning when I delivered Tyson, Jen, Logan, Zoe, and Sydney to the airport.

It’s been a fun-filled two weeks both before they got here and while they were here. Leslie and I have visited more places in the last two weeks than we have in the last year.

This photo of Sydney and Aunt Dawn taken last night probably does a good job of showing how tired we all felt last night.

Returning from the airport, I was greeted by high winds and a burst of lightning, not to mention a street littered with newspapers and trash because all of the recycling cans on the block, including mine, had blown over.

I’m sitting here typing instead of sleeping only because the sheets are still in the washer, not back on the bed.

After a couple of days I’ll have more energy than ever, but I’m not promising anything until the tree and Christmas decorations are finally taken down.