Wow, week 51? Can this year REALLY be almost over? Hard to believe it, that's for sure! So many changes have happened in one year alone, but even with changes, the time of year full of traditions is currently upon us. Of course, the holiday traditions with family, but also the gathering of friends and close ones to spend time together. Thursday was the annual "mud football" game put on by my cousin, as well as hoards of people from my dance studio. Well, there was no mud, but it was apparently by far the largest turnout for a football game they have had yet! I spent my time taking pictures from the sidelines - might as well have caught the ball a time or two as well! Great group of people that are a family within itself, and couldn't ask for a better kick off for the holiday season. Have a fantastic Christmas Eve & Christmas Day with friends, family and loved ones!