Sadly, the break is over. We got a fair amount of snow upon our return, followed by clear yet chilly weather for the past week. The ice on the ground is dangerously thick and cannot melt because it hasn't reached freezing this year. On New Year's Day, the low was 2°F. Thomas claims this is grounds for keeping up the Christmas decorations...
On New Year's Eve Lisa received some Peruvian lilies, which are at last blooming.
On the eve of New Year's Eve, we were joined by some friends. We watched Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and ate popcorn and crêpes and sipped hot chocolate.
The next day, we headed north, as Thomas' brother and his family were in town. We spent time relaxing and eating. We hadn't seen them since we were on the other side of the continent for Thanksgiving, and they continue to grow (the kids, that is) rapidly.
We are still teaching Sunday School, tho' we inherited some youth and graduated a few others.
On Tuesday, classes began anew. Too early to tell if we like them, we'll withhold judgment thus far.