This year Christmas was very different. We just moved 4 hours away from home about a month ago. Our house back home sold in only two days, so we are stuck in a tiny little apartment while we house hunt. Because of the hubby's work schedule we did not get to go home for Christmas. At first I was excited that we wouldn't have to drive to 100 different houses on Christmas day, but once it was finally here I missed my family terribly. At the same time, we made some nice memories this year and I got to share some of my family's Christmas Eve traditions with my kids. This year we went to a local tree farm and cut down our own tree, Griswold family Christmas style!