I did it! Can you believe it? I stayed off my blog for over a week. Now, I know some of you can stay away for a month or more, but I just can't. I start writing blog posts in my head after a few days and then I just can't think straight. Actually, it was pretty easy to step away since we hopped in the car and drove for 15 hours to visit family. And then we played. Oh how we played! We played so much and so hard that half of us are now sick. Yep. We pushed ourselves into utter exhaustion and then just a tad farther into the kingdom of congestion, deep coughs, and sore throats. We are hoping to make an exit from said kingdom soon. So, technically, I'm back. But I'm surrounded by sickies (and I think I'm jumping on the band wagon), so you still may not see a lot of me around till the veil of fogginess in my head lifts. Even though we're sick, it's so good to be home!