I had a wonderful Christmas down in Philadelphia with my family--the girls were generally well-behaved and entertaining, and most of all loved playing with their cousins (Edie even said that her favorite thing wasn't her gifts, it was being able to be with Luca, warms a mother's heart). It was hilarious to watch them tear up the place and go wild with their various presents. We returned home today and I'm busy unpacking, deciding which of the old toys to give away to make room for the new ones, and generally straightening and putting things in order, so it may be a while longer before I get back in the swing of posting. I might take a break until the New Year when I'm sure I'll have a fresh outlook and will ring in 2009 with a host of new entries. I hope all of you had a lovely holiday, whatever form your celebration took.