This is a photo from when my sister and her kids and grandkids were together during Christmas of 2008. Tom and I were able to celebrate it with them, and those days provided much needed joy after a tough year.
Even when any of us are many miles from the family and friends we love, they are the spirit of Christmas. I hope this holiday finds you warm and safe, with many happy memories and maybe the opportunity to make some new memories with the people who, and places that, populate your world.
In life, each of us writes his or her own novel. Wishing you great new chapters in the new year, and a very, very happy holiday season.
ETA: OMG! When I went to post the link to this on FB, I saw the most amazing video of Josh and Dalyn getting engaged. WE LOVE YOU BOTH, and Tom and I send a hearty congratulations!
Stole this 2011 Christmas season photo from Dalyn.