waking up at 4 a.m. to watch part of a christmas story. lining up at the stairs from oldest to youngest. watching the snowman for the 19th time. breakfast casserole prepared by my grandma (even though she wasn’t here!). christmas day happy yips and pips. my brother driving? turkey dinner. not showering or moving all day long. church and chad ruining pictures. little naps. slumber-party groggy feeling.