It's time for our annual jaunt to San Jose to see family. We spent Christmas Day opening presents (kids) and tending to last-minute chores (adults), and then got our belongings ready for our trip. For the record: 1 bag for me, Aaron, and Jada; 1 bag for Amy and Asher; 1 bag for presents; and 1 bag for food!
We headed to the airport in the late afternoon and took a very long flight to California, during which Asher pummeled every person and seat with a 5-foot radius and Amy and I looked at each other with dismay. Aaron and Jada were champs, reveling in video game and snack food time, and helping us with Asher as needed. But it was still a slog. Eventually we arrived and made a fairly smooth navigation to the rental car place and then to the hotel, where we were eventually successful in putting Asher to bed some 7 hours after his usual bedtime (11pm local time but 2am body time).