It’s been a great week but it’s time to get back to reality. I blinked and it’s Thursday. How can this be? We’ve been in Spirit Lake since Saturday and it’s already time to go. As my Christmas vacation wraps itself up I’m realizing that when you have a small child, a week off doesn’t necessarily equate ‘vacation.’ While it’s been great to lounge in our pj’s while watching movies and napping… I’m only a fraction less exhausted than before I arrived. That said, I wouldn’t trade a week with my family for anything. Today will be bitter-sweet because although I’ve had a much-anticipated wonderful time, I’m sad to leave this place I will always call home.