Because of siblings who will be travelling over Christmas, we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with my sister, my brother and his wife over this weekend.

I’m thankful for family that came into town and made our previously lame Christmas traditions cool again for our 12 year old. In the last couple of years, we’ve had to endure eye-rolling and whining when it came time to decorate the tree, read our collection of picture books (below Jonas is reading “How Santa Got His Job” out loud to the rest of us), and spend time together. This year, these activities were suddenly “can’t miss” again. I’m grateful!