Central Michigan Roofing December 2018

December 2018

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IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR Merr y Christmas From Central Michigan Roofing

not all about gifts. Time with family, remembering the true purpose of the season, and spending time together over a good meal is just as important — especially when you have Christmas dinner like we do. My family’s tradition of a haystack meal on Christmas is something I look forward to every year. It’s the perfect way to come together because it’s not overly complicated or formal. For those of you who don’t know, a haystack is a layered dish that has all the main food groups. Everyone has their interpretation of what goes into their haystack. It starts with a carbohydrate base, usually crackers or chips. The next layer is potatoes, then meat and eggs, along with chopped onions, carrots, bacon bits, and a salad or some

Christmas is always a magical time of year for my family and the team here at Central Michigan Roofing. Once Thanksgiving ends, it’s all systems go for the most wonderful time of the year. I remember when I was

a kid, I couldn’t wait for Christmas. One of the most poignant memories I have is performing in the annual program at my school. Beginning rehearsals became the official start of the holiday season for me. On Christmas day, our family goes through the annual Herschberger gift exchange process. Since I can remember,

we’ve had the tradition of drawing names before Thanksgiving, and then each of us finds the right gift for the person they draw. That’s how I got my first BB gun! I’ll never forget that moment because everything about it was perfect. I got a lot of fun out of that gun, making great memories along the way. I won’t tell you who I got this year, but my kids and I are both buzzing to find the perfect gifts.

greens. Many recipes will have vegetables incorporated, but once the stack is built, we top it off with a cheese gravy. It makes for an awesome Christmas Dish. The best part is that everyone can make theirs different, so fussy eaters or food architects can build their haystack precisely as they please. I hope everyone can experience the joy of the holidays this year. Christmas is truly a wonderful time of year to spend

with those closest to you. Whether it’s at home with family, following the traditions you’ve had for years, or blazing the trail to make new memories, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you find joy this season.

My children love Christmas and everything about it. The gift exchange gets them in the spirit, but once the day comes, you can see their eyes light up with possibility. As a parent, that excitement becomes contagious. The more anxious the kids get, the more invested my wife and I become. However, it’s

– Emanuel Herschberger

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