some Christmases are better than others.

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.

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Opening loot - still one of the best parts, no doubt

...and my brother got engaged to a super rad chick.

So cheers

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
— James 1:17 (ESV)