I did the Klassic Rock triathlon this morning - first race of the year. So it turns out it's a bad idea to train all spring on your road bike, then break your triathlon bike out two days before the race. I did not feel strong on it, and only managed about 19 mph on the bike leg. I ride faster than that on my road bike just going around the lake a few times.
We typically do Thanksgiving with my family (because Tess' family is mostly off shooting things then) and Christmas with Tess' family, and that was the case this year. Her brother and family and he dad were all in town for several days (her mom already lives in Dallas) and everyone was able to spend quality time together.