I hope everyone has had an absolutely wonderful and merry Christmas. Being from Colombia, we actually do most of our celebrating on the 24th so that we are all together when Christmas Day starts. My house tends to be relatively quiet around the holidays since only my mom, brother and I live here. But we manage to have some fun while we cook a modest Christmas dinner together, play tons of board games to pass the time, and anxiously wait until midnight to open presents. While getting to open gifts makes Christmas exciting, I think that just being to be together as a family is reason enough to be happy!