Here we are, already many days into December! We began to 'deck the halls' a bit here and there, and kicked off the month by hosting a family party - with 16 cousins under the age of 15, oh my! There's no better way to get in the spirit than that, to be sure. Family fun, cousin laughter, traditional family food and drink, singing around the piano, and a blessedly trashed house (ha!) at the end of the day. Then to end it all? Our first proper snow of the season. Yes, yes, yes....December is upon us. We have more halls to be decked and more merry to be made, and I look forward to the month ahead to do just that with those we love.