Oh the holidays… How can you not love the holidays. Joy is in the air, the weathers getting cold, Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate is approaching rapidly. Today my family had family baking day which is a tradition we do annually. It occurs on a Sunday in December and we spend at least 6 hours baking cookies, fudge, toffee, basically any Christmassy dessert you can think of. Although making fudge is one of the most stressful things ever (stirring and keeping a constant watch on the candy thermometer) it is a day where the stress of the holidays goes a way for a little and as a family we can bond and have a good time together. What we end up baking usually ends up as gifts for others which takes away the relief of finding the perfect gift for someone. I truly do love the holidays and the element of family makes it even more spectacular.