Mike, being the shutterbug he is, woke us up on Christmas morning by taking pictures of all of us.
My step daughter, Lea, and I posed for this one after we rolled out of bed.
The holidays mark the time as the months march on. Lea's all grown up in this photograph.
Just as a photo captures a moment in time, I wonder how I can encapsulate the feelings swirling around our new president.
It's been a long eight years and it's coming to an end. The inauguration is tomorrow and there's optimism in the air.
Much like my life, it's a wonderful time. All things are possible.