Holiday festivities consumed the Sutton family for 5 magical weeks! Multiple Santa sightings (one even rode by on a motorcycle with an elf aboard) and seatings, baked goods of many, many varieties, a marathon, a couple of birthdays, wrapping and unwrapping (and thankfully no re-wrapping this year), holiday music galore, a Christmas Program at Will’s school, tree lightings, Fred our home-bound Elf on the Shelf, Advent calendar (and near-daily advent calendar candy discrepancies), and the sound of pure joy as kids set speed records ripping through presents. This year Cindy and I successfully managed to down-scale our gift-giving to each other while improving the meaning behind our gifts. This is something we tried rather unsuccessfully in past years (note: we = mostly me here). Overall a fun holiday month with little travel (thanks to all of those who traveled in to the Mill!).