There’s absolutely nowhere we’d rather be than with our families during the holidays. One of the hardest times to be away from home for us is the week between Christmas and New Years. No matter how much fun we’re having, no matter how much of a rhythm we have found on the road, being homesick during this time cannot be avoided. It struck us especially hard last holiday season and this year we were intent on doing everything we could to minimize the depression that results from the knowledge of all the home cooked meals, parties and quality family time we’d be missing out on. The underlying theme of how we would approach the holidays this time around was not to try to avoid but to embrace. We would replicate traditions where we could, we would reach out to family as often as possible, and most importantly, we would celebrate.