We celebrated our third holiday here in Texas. Christmas is also Steven's birthday, which makes it even more special. In the days leading up to Christmas, we baked about a million pizzelles & Steven smoked pecans on the grill for our neighbors. Our pets have spent their time relaxing in front of the tree. Since we began dating six years ago, we've created a tradition of cooking together in the kitchen. For Christmas dinner, he baked bread and we made our own ravioli, everything from the dough to the ricotta and filling (arugala and green onion). We will try our hand at pierogies for the New Year. My Grandma would have been so proud.