Xmas was a whirlwind event but successful on the whole. We managed to squeeze in most anything we wanted to do together, and if it was all a bit exhausting in the end - it was more than worth it.
- Cousins old enough to play together. Miss D had a blast running around with her cousin J who is 6 months younger than she is and her cousin C who is quite a bit older than the two of them but who had a great time being kitties with them or chasing them as a monster.
- A strong family unit and good relationships with my siblings and parents. i know that there are many people that are not so lucky.
- The ability to afford travel and time to spend with said family.