From the whole family. There we are in front on the wonderful nativity scene our parish puts on on Christmas eve. Life size and all. Hope everyone is having a blessed year, though I know many won't be stopping by - as is proper. Still, blessings and joy to all in any event. And a reminder that blogging will be light to nil over the next many days. We'll hit the ground running come the first of the year, but for now: relax, celebrate, reflect on this day and tomorrow as part of the Christmas season so often forgotten in our world of comfort and luxury, and prepare to reflect upon the upcoming year with new enthusiasm and hope for the things God will show us!