We LOVE the holidays, especially the ones where we can gather with our family and friends! Every year, we are fortunate to celebrate the holidays with both sides of the family. We especially like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter when our family members from out of town can make it in to celebrate. Mardi Gras is a reason for many gatherings in the Spring. We enjoy the parades and often try to bring my younger sister to them when that time of the year rolls around. Our extended families are getting larger with each year that passes. Even though we may not live far from one another, we don’t get to see each other as often as we like, which makes the holidays so important!