Christmas this year was not about giving big gift or lots of anything. It was just about being together as a family. My brother’s family drove to the cottage to have dinner on Christmas Eve.

Later we sat and talked and Jay gave Dad a lesson on how to use some electronic gizmo.

A few days earlier, Miss J and her family dropped by for a pre-Christmas brunch.

Friends, family, white lights and fireplaces that warm the heart were an important part of Christmas at the cottage but more important than any of these is the reason we gather together at this time of the year and that is to worship the Savior and celebrate his coming to earth.