Paxton spent his first Christmas in Arizona with my side of the family. And I so anticipated these days in the many months between booking our tickets and arriving. I have vivid memories of scanning the familiar landscape from the air  as we flew into Phoenix.  The emotions re-swirl even now as I recall on the night. So much had happened in the 382 days since we left that very airport for Thailand. So much. 

Christmas 2013 was a special one indeed.