Well I wish I could say that 2016 has been a great year but we have had our fill of trials. First our family has have physical ailments not just with my husband and I but our parents health also. We have lost a loved one and in the mist of all of this we moved into our little house! But through it all it is God who has kept us and for that I am thankful! With the Christmas season here there are time that we tend to get all caught up in the hustle and bustle of things. This year I am focusing on a simplistic Christmas. I have limited my children to 3 gifts each and of course one from Santa. We try to not be greedy when asking Santa so it is only one gift. I want my children to remember Christmas, not because of the gifts we receive but of the love and joy and family memories they make. There are so many things we can do to make our holiday season less hectic. We can Decorate our Christmas tree with homemade ornaments, and paper chains.