what a crazy wonderful holiday we had. it all happened so quickly with so many things going on. and in a flurry of paper and lights suddenly it is all over and we are left feeling thankful. thankful for many gatherings with friends and family that we haven't seen in far too long. thankful for so many very, very thoughtful gifts that have already brought us much joy. and feeling very humbled and reminded of what is truly important as yet another year comes to an end so very fast.