To pick up where I left off on that horrible mid-term-paper cliffhanger, I am happy to report that I finished all my papers on time (counting the two two-day extensions I got) and submitted the last one ON the plane from Syracuse to LAX (thank you Delta for 30 minutes free in-flight Wi-Fi). I got home, crashed in bed, and enjoyed the beautiful Christmas that my mom staged in our house. Sometimes I can't believe how pretty that little house has become over the years.
These guys went back to the library:
I went to Fort Drum to visit Greer for a few days before heading home (he let me try on his kevlar):
And I got down to seaside lounging ASAP when I arrived in LA:
Mom and Dad gave us another completely perfect Christmas, and looked great doing it:
I got to be festive (and honor a gingerbread tradition) with some of my favorite LA ladies:
I rejoiced to be in beautiful, warm, sunny California:
Got to fly to Jupiter, Florida for an old friend's spectacular wedding:
And returned to New Haven ready to dive into another semester.