As though we were snowed-in, as though there was nothing beyond the walls of our cozy Bird House... we played, and played, and rejoiced, and napped, and played some more. There was plenty... of laughter, of reflection, of gratitude, of hot chocolate, and generosity, love, and joy. We called family, we made a beautiful dinner, and we made new plans. Maria's favorite gift? My new pens! And then she listed just about everything else, too, and looked newly delighted with Christmas joy. We want for nothing but the hope that light, love, and joy came to your homes, as well.