I got my tenure confirmation letter this afternoon!
(For non-academics this is a really big deal because there are horror stories/urban myths around of people getting denied tenure very late in the process. I've had my fingers crossed since I sent out my portfolio around Labor Day.)
I feel pretty vindicated by this (there is a Firesign Theatre routine where an egotist shouts "let me hear it for me" which pretty much sums up my feelings right now). The reason is that I got tenure once before in a Ph.D. granting department in a research university. I got that on the strength of publications, Ph.D. lectures, and dissertation sheparding. I gave that up in 2000 to make a lifestyle move - one that necessitated going to a smaller, less prestigious school. Here I got tenure on the basis of undergraduate teaching, university service, and collegiality. My point being that I will never win a Nobel Prize, but I try very hard to be a well-rounded and professional colleague - the arrogance comes quite naturally - and it's now been confirmed that I'm doing OK.