I hope that all of you have had a great Christmas (or whatever your celebrate) and that you've been able to spend quality time with your loved ones. And, of course, that you got some great presents :)
I've spent the last couple of days here at Ian's parent's place with Ian's family. I feel totally comfortable here; it's like a second home for me. His mom and dad (and this year, his brother and his wife) are easy to be around and fun to hang out with, and I like spending time here. Plus his mom makes some very yummy food!
Things have been very relaxed here. It's quite a change from past years, when I've either been leaving super-early or we've been rushing to get the presents open before my flight. This year, the house slept in until late this morning, after which we leisurely opened presents. Then we went to Ian's grandparent's house, and when we got back I had a lovely nap. I've enjoyed this so much that the next time I go to Edmonton for Christmas, I'll leave after Christmas Day.
We'll be going back home on Sunday. I'd like to stay here longer but Ian works on Monday so we have to go home. Ian's company doesn't give its employees automatic time off between Christmas and New Year's, and Ian figured that it will be better to use vacation days later in the year. Plus, fewer people will be in the office next week so working might be more fun.
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