Christmas is easily my favorite time of year. The lights, the music, the smells, the traditions, I truly love every piece of it. This year is the first year I will be celebrating with Alana, my daughter. Even though she will only be 11 months old, and certainly won't remember it, I'm expecting it to be a special time. There are many traditions Ashley and I have created over the years. Some of these include decorating the house the weekend after Thanksgiving, always having a real tree, hosting our annual Christmas Cookie Party (this year will be our 4th year), and lighting the Advent Candles as Christmas Day grows closer. What I am most excited about is continuing these traditions with my first daughter; what a joy! Well although this post has not much to do with art, I just wanted to be one of the first people to say, "Merry Christmas," so, "Merry Christmas from the Holsteins!"