Life has been a touch overwhelming, though, so it was time for a mini-hiatus.The past weekend of silence was unexpected but necessary. Life is good, yes, but there are a lot of new things and scheduling challenges and holiday things to coordinate. It’s no secret to my family and friends that I swing back and forth between hopeful and Scrooge during this season. I’m trying my best to stay festive and I have lots of exciting things planned–handmade personalized gifts for family, handmade Christmas cards from David and I, and maybe even a gingerbread house. Or something. It’s our first Christmas together, so I wanted to come up with something special to do. Something that can become a tradition. Any suggestions?