We are blessed. We had a truly wonderful Christmas. Candlelight dinner with the "fancy plates and cups" as Grace puts it. (Note: We've been using the fancy cups daily now.) I brought a little of home to Virginia - homemade gnoochi on Christmas Eve. (With the amount of cooking I did, I felt like my mother.) Mass at St. Marks's. Getting our three year old up on Christmas morning. (Yes, you read that right. We heard her in the monitor for 20 minutes. I finally just had to go in. I couldn't take it any longer. Her response as to why, "Mama, I was just resting.") Dinner with Matt's parents, Skype with my family, and lots and lots of playing dolls and Headbandz and watching Cinderella.