Merry Christmas, everyone

The gifts have been opened, their paper thrashed and bows left abandoned.

The basketball games have begun. The fudge has nearly disappeared. The food is starting to wind its way into our minds and Sierra is finally taking a nap.

We’re happy to have our family together, and we’re happy to have the house picked up.

Most of all, we’re happy it’s Christmas – we’re happy to have this excuse to simply be together. An excuse we don’t need, but gladly accept.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Don’t shoot your eye out.

This was lovingly handwritten on December 25th, 2008