We stayed local on our first Christmas together as the Zabels, enjoying time spent with each other and making new family traditions.  On Christmas Eve I made Pulla bread, a Finish coffee bread that my mom and I would bake together while growing up.  Later that evening, Kyle and I attended a Christmas Eve service to celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Christmas Day began with some extra sleep and a relaxing morning filled with good coffee and thoughtful gifts from under our tree.  We finished the day with a brisk bike ride, cooking our first ham, and watching one of my favorite movies, White Christmas.  We are continually being reminded that there is much to celebrate and rejoice in this holiday season.