As expected, December was a whirlwind.

We lost track of appointments, cameras, time, blogs and budgets.
We wrapped feverishly up until the wee hours of the 24th
Rushed out for last minute shopping sprees in overcrowded malls,
Felt stressed,
Talked to Santa,
Wore sweaters,
Sang songs,
Ate too much with family
Toasted old friends
And went out to dinner once.

When it was all through, we were left with a dizzying pride over the fact that we had managed, one way or another, to keep up with everything Christmas called for.
Loud, chaotic, messy, and joyful.

And boy, are we glad it's through.

Happy Christmas.
To another New Year.