jeff gardner.

'Tis the Season

As I sit down to write this, in the aftermath of Christmas and New Years, I feel I may be quite late. By this time of the year, most people have forgotten Christmas, forgotten which gift was from whom, forgotten the family squabbles (of which I’m happy to report, there were none), and forgotten the raging hangover that accompanied New Years.  All the same, I am going to write a little bit about it. I had two Christmases this year. I am lucky enough to be blessed with a family that understands that I will probably never spend December 25th at home again. Which, I know, is a sad thought. But Christmas is the one time of year when both Gina and I can get time off to go to Dublin to see the Smyths and all of our friends. Last year we only had five days, into which we jammed far too much. This year we had 11 days (it was supposed to be 12 except that our outbound flight was cancelled), into which we jammed far too much. It was a great trip, as they usually are. We were blessed with beautiful weather and a few hikes. We were also blessed with a wedding while we were there. Which is a great way to see the people that you are over to see. Two people decide they are going to get married and then gather all the people you are dying to hang out with in one place for you. Very nice of them, don’t you think? I’m not going to bore you through the details of the entire trip, I’ll just post a few photos for you to help you waste a little more of your day.

 

 

 

 

 


Tagged: ireland, christmas, dublin, and family
12 January 2009

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