Hope you all had a very merry Christmas! I think we started a new tradition this year or at least reinvented an old one. My father-in-law, who is from New Orleans, was telling us all about how when he was a kid, he and his many siblings would set off fireworks by the lake every Christmas and how it was a part of their holiday tradition. It sounded like a ton of fun. Since firecrackers and roman candles would freak the neighbors out, I suggested we grab a few sparklers and have a go at it, albeit in a less noisy and less explosive fashion. Needless to say, much fun was had. Hilarity ensued. All that good stuff. It was a great way to celebrate the holiday.