“It’s Christmas Eve. The one night each year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” -Frank Cross
As winter snow falls over the resplendent great white north of Michigan’s cherry and wine country, our family eagerly retreats from the hustle and bustle of the hectic holiday season, gathering to enjoy company amongst one another, to celebrate, reminisce, and give thanks for the countless blessings we’ve been offered over the year past. Our time together annually during Christmas Eve, alongside the fireplace, are among my most favorite memories – evenings filled with laughter, great music, hand-crafted beverages and mouthwatering homemade fare.