This has been a great weekend. Joshua’s flight Friday out of JFK was on time – something of a pre-Christmas miracle. Saturday saw us having breakfast with friends at a restaurant in the local airport. (It’s really very good, too.) Usually the biggest planes to come in and out are 2, 3 and 4 seaters, but we were treated to the landing of a charter jet and watched with interest as the 5 or 6 passengers disembarked. Upon leaving the restaurant, we met the pilot and flight attendant and got to talking. Turns out they had flown the passengers Columbus all the way from Dubai! A few more minutes of chatting and we were all invited on board the plane to look around. I think I may be ruined for commercial air travel.
Then we followed it up with a great Christmas today. Lots of gifts, good food, laughter and a few games of cards.
And finally, a video by Maya and Ben, made on Christmas Eve. And yes, Maya really does know how to pronounce Hannukah (we celebrate both Hannukah and Christmas). It’s a joke. Enjoy, and hope your holidays are as happy as ours have been.