Sadly, we all got sick at one point or another (or a couple of times) but having family who could help out was tremendously valuable. I'm also pretty sure we cause everyone endless frustration with our ever-changing “plans”. We really appreciate everybody's patience.
This is probably the last year that we'll be able to visit both families at once. My parents and youngest sister are preparing to move to Ohio so we'll have to start hand-picking holidays very deliberately now. :(
Hopefully you were able to spend some quality time with your loved ones this Christmas. They're the only thing that really matters.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!