I was home for Christmas with my parents and brothers and both of their girlfriends, and Jacob, for the first time in four years. It was so sweet and so short. We have boxes of ornaments, many craft projects from when we were kids, but my mom has gotten into the tradition of making unique cookie-cutter based ornaments to add to the tree. This year, we went fully cookie-ornament, painting some highly conceptual works, getting entirely carried away. Then, there were old fashioneds and prime rib, a christmas eve service and a lengthy game of Settlers of Catan, and lots of sweets before and after all meals.