Hey guys. First things first... I'm alive and well. I am also apologetic. My little piece of the universe has fallen to the wayside. Life has been getting in the way and I can't honestly say that I'm 100% broken up about it. I haven't been here writing because I've been too busy living. I've been too busy hanging out with my favorite young lady, making homemade bread, crafting, reading, celebrating and preparing for 2013 to go out quietly so 2014 can come in with a bang. 2014 needs to make it's presence known. Thanksgiving is in a little over a week, which means that Christmas will come-a-knocking in just over a month. I am excited like I can't even describe. I love the holidays and everything that comes with them. This year we will spend Thanksgiving like we have spent most Thanksgivings for as long as I can remember, with family. Thanksgiving at our house usually means an obscene amount of food, football, and board games. Christmas on the other hand will be a first for us. We (my daughter and I) will be spending at by ourselves. I for one, am looking forward to that in a big way. I can't wait to partake in a little Mommy Daughter Fun. There will be breakfast for dinner in our pajamas, homemade cinnamon rolls, late night move dates, salted caramel hot chocolate and a matinee performance of Wicked. Sounds pretty festive to me. What are your holiday plans, big or small?