I return to work, refreshed from a weekend with my family in Memphis. This year was the new and improved version of the family gathering.
My brother and I are both getting married next year and we brought our fiances home for a little bit of Haag family tradition. We ate way too many cookies, spent time gathered in the kitchen while Mom cooked, heard new stories of Christmases past and got out for a little sightseeing.
Christmas celebrates new life, and having two new people at the dinner table (and to help do dishes!) made this year's holiday even more special.
For the next few days of this holiday season, I hope you all are able to enjoy many blessings and a sense of renewal as we roll into 2008!