The few days after Christmas were spent with my siblings and their families at my brother's house. We caught up on each other's lives, took the kids downtown for an outing, cooked together, and watched approximately 20 hours of Mythbusters while the kids climbed all over all of us. It's the first time we've all been together in over two years, and it was wonderful.
My brother and his family live about an hour away by train, and I'm enjoying getting to know him and his beautiful wife better. I'm in love with my niece and nephew, and it's so nice to walk through the door and have them recognize me and be happy to see me. I've babysat twice without mishap, and look forward to doing it a lot more.
There's been lots more, and I've been bad about telling stories since the move. There was a fantastic New Year's Eve adventure, and a really great party, and my introduction to Kung Fuesday and probably a hundred other things I never wrote about. So much to see and do and learn. I intend to get better at blogging again, but at least there's this small record. Hooray for smart phones and the incessant urge for documentation. It's been an amazing three months, and I can't wait to see what happens next.