The great Christmas season is upon us! The kids had a great time at the parade downtown. The Christmas tree is up, the stockings are hung, and the children are enjoying the holiday treats, but of course we miss daddy terribly. We are thinking of going to California for Christams. It will be a lot of traveling, but I also think it will be a lot of fun. We plan on leaving when Xander is off for winter break. It has almost been a month since Steve left, but it seems just like yesterday. Stevie cried a lot last night because she "wants daddy home." We agreed that today she would write him a Christmas card telling him how much she misses him. She stated that it would need to have a lot of "tears" colored on the card. Sometimes I feel that the kids' sadness is what makes it the hardest. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Lots of love from the Betts Clan!