This year Eric and I got to experience the holidays in our very own house! It was a lot of fun to decorate and experiment with new traditions and have new experiences. It wasn’t our first Christmas tree, but it was our first time having a house to deck out in lights, and feel like we could envision celebrating here for a long time. Unfortunately we had to spend much of it apart, but we still had some pretty good times throughout the general holiday season. We were able to decorate before Eric left, video chat on Christmas and most nights of Chanukah, and have a really great New Year’s Eve even if that didn’t include staying up until midnight. I am looking forward to some year when we can spend the holidays relaxing together again, but this year didn’t turn out too bad.