Overall, I would say that 2012 was a good year. No one was injured or suffered any major illness. We had enough to eat, was able to pay our rent and even enjoyed a few excursions here in Texas.
One of those excursions was last Sunday. My Dad turned 70 on Christmas Day, so as a gift from the kids – we got tickets to the Texans game at Reliant park. He had never been to this park or seen the Texans play in person. Mom pitched in money to get herself a ticket as well. So, the four of us (Stewart stayed home to watch the kids) went to the game, hoping to see the Texans play. They never showed up (we lost something like WTF – 6). We had a great time anyway.
The kids enjoyed Christmas immensely and told these huge tales of seeing Santa Claus and describing what he was wearing and doing, etc… They cut us a break at least and didn’t wake up until around 7:30 am. I think I generally got up around 5:00 on Christmas morning, but then again, my birthday is in March and I had to wait a loooooong time before I expected some influx of big, new toys. Both of my kids just recently had their birthdays, but they were still so excited. Santa did good this year.
I hope all of you had a wonderful time with family, friends, or even if it was spent with your cherished dog (like my MIL). Have a great end to 2012 and a blessed start to 2013!