Excuse my absence here, but I've been busy getting festive! I hope all of you have too! We have certainly felt lucky this year as our holidays officially began on the first days of December with the arrival of my parents and sister and David's first vacation week! We spent a few days in the Cascades relaxing by the fire, cross-country skiing at Cabin Creek, sledding, snow shoeing (we climbed to the very top of the mountain and had to slide down on our butts because it was so steep!), building a snowman, eating and drinking tons, and just being merry. It was an absolutely wonderful way to kick off the holiday season and to get away from the everyday to focus more on fun and each other and less on stuff. May you find lots of merry and bright during your holidays! xxo.