Here is a little peek into what our Christmas celebration looked like this year. It started with a lively and wonderfully chaotic massive meal with my family. Not often do me and my three siblings get to be together, so it was a riot. And our band of kids loved bouncing off the frenzied energy that comes with the combination of childhood and Christmas Eve anticipation. Juniper patiently posed for me in front of the Christmas tree at home – a holiday tradition for us. And yes, she is wearing reindeer pajamas. Santa came around midnight and left this cute, up-cycled kid’s kitchen. I’ll write a follow up post later on how the $10 thrift store cabinet turned into something so entertaining – both to build and to play with. I can tell that our cat Roger’s photobomb is his way of attempting to take some credit on construction, but I assure you he was no help at all. That evening we enjoyed a quiet crab feast with friends. Their pallet coffee table was covered with delicious cheeses, chunks of avocado, thick slices of kiwis and bananas – it was simple, elegant and totally fabulous. Crab is an easy-peasy holiday tradition for us – super easy to prepare and serve with melted butter. Is there anything better? How was your holiday – frenzied, calm, tense, peaceful? I would love to hear about if you celebrate, what you celebrate, and how you celebrate in the comments below. I find it really inspiring to hear how our community views this time of year.