It's amazing how much a little break from regular life can do for your outlook. We were blessed to spend almost a week at a vacation cabin in the snow. We have no responsibilities here. We've left them all behind. It's just a chance to spend time with family. We play in the snow, play board games, play Wii, eat together and generally just enjoy life.
The kids love it. Everyone wants to play with mom and dad when we have no other pressing business. And, we love it because, it helps to take our minds off the stresses and trials of every day life. We will have to go back to reality, but for now, this is a pleasant diversion.