here in the Frozen Northland.  Mother Nature cooperated with a fresh snow last night, leaving the trees with a new dusting of the fluffy white stuff.  As for me and the famdamily, we greeted the morning dark (vs bright) and early, gathering under our 17 foot Christmas tree and enjoying the age old tradition of opening gifts.  I then headed into the kitchen where I remained until right this very moment.  I am cooking dinner for 16 folks and there are lots and lots of tasty treats in store for our hungry tummies, including a homemade cherry pie and a homemade blueberry pie.  Yum! 

I am blessed to be here with my family.  Happy Holiday wishes to everyone!