We had a terrific weekend! Friday we drove to Buffalo to see the Sabres play the Hurricanes at the HSBC arena. When Scott was a child, his family often celebrated the New Year at a hockey game, so we were re-living his childhood memories. We spent the night at the same hotel his family always did, the Adams Mark, and Hannah enjoyed some time in their lovely indoor pool. We were invited to the game by a dear friend, Michael, who often invites Scott to join him in his company's box. Hannah has never seen a game in the box, so it was a real treat for her. I think she ate more while we were in the box than she had during the whole holiday season!
On Saturday we went to see Avatar in 3-D. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we were blown away. What an amazing film on many different levels. The effects were incredible and you truly were sucked right in. It was hard to tell the difference between computer animation and real life. The story was so poignant and has been repeated many times throughout history. The human desire for riches outweighing the moral need to protect the environment and the native people. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to go.
So, today is back to reality. It is hard to believe the holidays have passed, my parents have come and gone, Hannah is back to school, and life starts up again. What an amazing holiday this was for all of us. I am really looking forward to what the new year will have to offer!