To start off, I should say the title does not apply to my experiences traveling home.
That was a nightmare (think 1 canceled flight and several delays and lots of money spent on airport food).
But all in all, it's difficult to remember such a full time - one with so much of everything...feelings, food, family, friends (all of the f words...except that one...)
No one could deny the blessing of being together.
Mom went all out with Christmas decorations too; which created a warm, festive environment.
See what I mean?
Life was made better with the presence of imitation Cap'n Crunch.
Opening loot - still one of the best parts, no doubt
...and my brother got engaged to a super rad chick.