Posting a little late here but time to write was at a premium. I had a great Christmas with the kids in Wisconsin. The weather didn't really cooperate in getting there as it took about a day and half starting off with a cancelled flight into Milwaukee. But hey, if you are going to travel to the Midwest in the Winter, you have to expect this.
We celebrated Birthday's as well. Emily's 6th and Ryan's 11th. Ryan is now taller than Grandma and soon approaching me. If he is anything like me though he has about 2 more years of growing and he'll stop. I was the tallest kid in the 6th grade, then I just stopped growing. Grandma baked a birthday cake which the kids loved.