It’s been quite a year for us: moving, new jobs, completing graduate school. Tonight we just want to rest; in fact, I went to work early this morning from 6am-noon to work on my curriculum for next semester.

My in-laws are visiting for the night. We will enjoy our little family rituals with humility and gratitude. Also, in the past few weeks, my brother-in-law T.G. visited from Nevada, Papa and I attended my son’s Christmas music concert, my son did the Lego advent calendar, we found a Colorado-made honey, and I am trying store-bought sauces for cooking venison. The wonderful oranges are from T & N (THANKS!), and I found a cool new Battleship game at the thrift store for $1.00. Merry Christmas!