We just got back from a week of holidays spent with friends and family. It has been so nice having Brad off work this past week, it was a little sad seeing him leave for work this morning. We first headed north to stay with some friends and see some beautiful country that we hadn't visited before. Our days there included taking the kids swimming (Justin's first time), the older two girls skiing (for their first time), and a lot of relaxing and socializing. The 12 hour drive there had gone quite well, so we made a decision to add a couple days to our holiday and head east to visit Brad's family for a couple days before heading home. We were so glad we added this side trip! His sister-in-law gave birth to their first baby while we were driving there so we got to meet and cuddle with our new little niece, and Brad's sister and husband were visiting from out of town and she announced her first pregnancy - so two unexpected suprises made the trip extra special! We stayed with another of Brad's siblings and his wife who were great hosts, and the kids loved playing with their cousins.