We changed plans at the last minute and decided to drive down to Smith Mountain Lake to celebrate Christmas with the McCullers. We decided to make the drive because Brendan and I wanted to furnitue shop where it's much cheaper... and because to be honest, I was stressing about entertaining- I don't come anywhere close to how Joanie cooks and takes care of everyone. We had a great weekend spending time with them. We opened presents, ate great food, watched football, and just had a wonderful time!!! It went by way too fast! Maybe we'll visit again soon- for the first time in a long time, the kids were great during the car ride on the way there and on the way back... that's a miracle in itself!