I almost hate to kiss 2014 goodbye. It's been a fun year! But there's also a lot to look forward to, so I'll be happy to kiss the new year in.


And this year it was Disney's turn to "write" the card...


This was our last Christmas just the two of us. (Here, Disney and Crypto give me a look that says, "Thanks.") I like that we've had more than a decade to establish our own traditions as a family, and I'm looking forward to checking off the list next year with The Hazelnut.

At this darkest, coldest time of the year, we're wishing all of you--friends, family, good people near and far--light and warmth. May 2015 bring you peace and grace.

Ghosts of Christmases Past: