There is nothing more wonderful than being home for Christmas in the company of loved ones. Its been truly wonderful to be able to spend this time of year with my family in the southern corner of Germany -where the Blackforest meets the French and Swiss borders. The weather may be sliding back and forth between snow and a wet drizzle, but we have all the warming familiarities of home to keep us smiling; long walks in the forest, christmas markets, warm spiced wine and holiday cookies just to name a few. Its been an added blessing to spend this time not only with Erik, Collin and our family- but also our dearest friend Reba . So from all of us on this side of the world- love and warmest wishes!