With our December starting in Mexico, we didn’t get to most of our Christmas holiday things until much later in the month, and some we just skipped completely. Maybe next year we’ll decorate the top half of our tree and get the star all the way to the top! But as the saying goes, the people gathered round our tree is what matters most, and I am infinitely grateful for my little family (and my big family! and my family of friends, teachers, and neighbors!). The abundance represented in this quiet scene is not lost on me.