Actually, it was my kids' school vacation.
We don't have a huge family. I am one of 2 siblings, as is my husband. My sister has one daughter, his sister has a daughter and a son. So the sum total of the first cousins is 5 (including our 2 boys.) We had them all here for school vacation and it was a blast.
They range in age from 9 to 15 and get along famously. We went tubing and skiing, played with the dog, and generally hung around laughing a lot.
I took the week off from work, from moderating duties at Wildpoetryforum, and from a lot of computer time in general (though I did a few K's worth of writing).
It was a wonderful week and it reminded me that we all need a break from our typical routines.
I wish you all a happy, healthy new year and may 2008 bring fulfillment to your dreams.