Today was an average day at the Zinn house. It's very cold out (about 18 degrees in the middle of the day) but Ryley and I went out anyway. I put her on the slide in our back yard and down she went! When she gets to the bottom, she just lays there, frozen, not sure what to do next. I then sat her on a big piece of smooth ice and slid her around the backyard...again she didn't know what to make of it. Christmas is definitely a time of the year that people , at the very least, think about kindness, and at the very most, they practice it. People seem a little nicer. As I went and visited a young couple from church this evening, I realized that the most important thing in life is our family and friends. Outward from that, it's how we treat people. When we die, that's all we have...no cars, laptops, money...nothing...except our family and memories. So, this Christmas season, Jill and I are trying hard to make some memories for ourselves, for Ryley.