I posed the 'favorite gift' question to easy child and difficult child and here is what easy child wrote me back in an email: <span style="color: #6633FF">ummm.... all my stockings... I was like pee my pants excited for the guitar-until I realized I have no musical talent what so ever. Honestly I tihnk my favorite present is waking up every year and being able to see everyone get so happy opening gifts and then having breakfast together while trying to figure out how to work everything... you and P(H) and dad have made every holiday the best it could be and I really do love the traditions of the holidays. I hate not being there for the cookies but I know you all did great without me and can't wait to be home - thank you for everything - I hope I can cary out those traditions with my family one day. love you mom </span> How sweet is that? I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.