The Christmas season can be a lot. Overwhelming and a little exhausting for everyone, am I right? I stepped into the lives of the R family the morning after Christmas day, just hours from the hustle of multiple holiday parties and family gatherings and cousins and grandparents and sweets and presents and all of the goodness that comes with family gatherings. Oh yeah, and the illness too. So, there's a lot going on. But, gosh, check out these smiles. And the attention they pay their lucky kids - you can tell they're loved, you know? The way these boys look to their parents for help, for care, for fun. This is a music-loving, belly-laughing, good-time home, you can just feel it the moment you walk in. I am forever thankful I got to spend the morning with these good people, and I hope it's not the last time we play records and swap stories the way we did this week. They're like chicken soup for the soul.