In fact, my 08' entry could practically be my 09' entry: Doing lots of knitting, unseasonably warm weather, busyness of semester end etc. This week Robin is finishing up at school, getting ready for his final critique on Monday while the kids and I are packing and preparing for a trip. The only difference is this year we are taking the dada with us, and we're heading south not north.
Despite all of us feeling a tad under the weather the last couple days with sniffly noses, we can hardly contain our excitement about spending 10 days in sunny Mexico this December. My mom has spent the previous 4 winters in Mazatlan and finally the timing has worked out for us the check out the surf and sun, and witness how real snowbirds live. Between having babies and applying for grad school and moving to the States, our opportunity for a winter holiday was slim. Next year Robin will be in full thesis mode - so we figured this year was our best chance to make it happen.
And it will be well worth the wait, we're all looking forward to some family time with no distractions beyond the poolside. I've got the weather network bookmarked, and it's not for checking the weather round these parts.