Mom took Autumn and I to a cute tea shop in Carefree, AZ. We had a fun time trying to be fancy, even tho Autumn and I aren't quite the "fancy-nancy" type. A tea trip to Scotland wouldn't be turned down by us tho.
Speaking of Scotland, mom also took Autumn and I to a Robert Burns celebration - was fun for Autumn to get to see the Scottish Dancing and eat some traditional Scottish food and of course, listen to bagpipes!
Brendan and Alec have gotten a few golf games in together. Not as much as Brendan would like - poor guy has temptation staring him in the face EVERY day as he looks out over hole #9 from his office/bedroom window!
We spent a day in Scotsdale checking out that area and also took the kids to a Phoenix Coyote Hockey Game. Brendan and I have been enjoying running around our complex -- trying to at least keep a decent base of 20 miles in/wk.
Brendan & I went on a last minute wkend get-away to Vegas - stopped and checked out the Hoover Dam as well. We met up with some friends from Rochester for one night & part of the next day. I wasn't very impressed - guess it's neat to see, but once is enough for me. We found some really nice shopping away from the strip - so spent a good portion of one day away from the hustle and bustle.
The kids are doing great at school. We celebrated with a 50% party - they chose to go to Culvers with Grandma & Grandpa. They are looking forward to getting back into the regular public school system next year tho - they miss the socialization and we can totally understand that! They've been playing guitar quite a bit - so fun to hear them play & sing together (sometimes with Brendan & my dad as well!)
We bought a yoga DVD (physical exercise is lacking for our kids in AZ)and bought mats for our family. (guess I could mention, I could probably learn some yoga techniques to CHILL a bit...hard not to let my mind race with our uncertain lifestyle!) We've projected the dvd up on the wall and have spent a few nights doing yoga together. Ahhh...so that's the good news for January....we're still living, working, and most of all PLAYING together quite well after being together 24X7 for 5 months.