December is going fast, despite our city halted week after week by snow and ice. Our children love it. The Christmas season is filled with parties and cookies, advent calendars and ornaments, songs and cartoon specials shown on the laptop after bath time. We lose power overnight in an ice storm and they see nothing but a magical land like Elsa's, the morning after. They talk to Santa with confidence and trepidation and so much anticipation. Lulu's birthday party is tomorrow, and a great chance to have friends over, eat the cookies from the cookie swap, see all of the gorgeous children and talk about Christmas some more. It's almost too sad to think about this ending, and what challenges 2017 might bring. Let's live in December, and remember it as one of the best ones yet.