For those who celebrate Christmas, I hope yours was as filled with love and family as mine was. No matter how far away your famiIMG_4587ly lives, technology makes it possible to connect in some way or another. We spent Christmas (or the day after Christmas) with my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter who live in Germany via FaceTime. It was close to lunch time on the east coast of America and almost supper time in Germany, but we managed to get the gifts unwrapped before my granddaughter demanded a bottle! Being able to hold that little girl and squeeze those chubby cheeks would have been better, but I’m grateful for the technology that allowed us to exchange gifts in real time.

In my opinion, being with friends and family is the best way to end a year. And I have done both this holiday season. From spending time with girlfriends, to spending time with co-workers and family, it has been a wonderful Christmas.IMG_4544

And spending time at the beach this weekend was like icing on the Christmas cake. God not only gave us two beautiful days at the coast, but a beautiful sunset as well.IMG_4643 IMG_4661

So as 2014 comes to an end and we look ahead to 2015, I wish you all a joyous end to one year and a prosperous beginning to the next. And I hope that when Slightly Noble releases sometime in February (I hope!) that readers will love it as much as I loved writing it.

In the meantime, I wish you all a Happy New Year!