As we approached the Christmas holiday this year, my kids were sad that none of our extended family would be joining us for Christmas Eve meal. It is funny how at holiday times we desire to be closer to family. I didn’t want them to be sad, so I enlisted Noelle to help me decorate the dining room table for Christmas and we set about to make our Christmas Eve “special” even though it was just our family. We had a wonderful dinner and acted out the nativity–just us. It was fun and memorable. I am thankful for my sweet, unique family!