leko's disgusted expression while sitting on ryan's lap pretty much sums it up. it's hard to believe that today is the last day of november and that there is just one month left to 2016. to be honest, i'm pretty happy about it. over the thanksgiving break, we got together with an old friend who was in town visiting, and she mentioned that everyone she knows has had a rough 2016. i agree, and i'm very much looking forward to a new year for many different reasons . . . but don't get me wrong, i don't want to rush through the holiday season by any means. i love december and all that it has to offer. the christmas season is one of my favorite holidays and it's a really special time of the year for us since we got engaged at christmas (9 years ago!). here's hoping for a joyous month of december and a peaceful end to this absolutely crazy year.