1. Waking up to a breakfast of eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns cooked by my awesome husband.
2. A reasonable drive on the day before Thanksgiving - only about a half hour longer than usual.
3. Amusing car conversations with the kids. (Claire, after reading a billboard: Why would your house be upside down? That's crazy!")
4. Laying on the floor at my parents' house reading Christmas stories to my kids.
5. Surprise doggy kisses in the middle of number 4.