one of Pat's Christmas gifts was a night away. with me. :-)
we had a GREAT time. laughed and talked and just enjoyed each other.
we also talked a lot about the year ahead. we knew we were going to go on a BIG family trip this year, and we decided on a location! most of the trips we take are with other people - extended family or friends. and we wanted to do a trip JUST the 8 of us, before we can't anymore!
we bought a book to research it...and used that to tell the kids about it when we got home.
we are driving to Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks this coming June!!