Our Christmas really was magical, you know. It was completely worth all the countless hours of baking and decorating, and the countless hours of cleaning and un-decorating that will inevitably follow.
The babies loved the magic. Every gift this year was meaningful and served a purpose. I’m not sure what it is, but the older I get, the less I want. I find that we, as adults, are fully taken care of throughout the year; it’s the kids who I want to spoil. Seeing their eyes light up is where the real magic is.
William didn't hesitate to dive right in.
This Christmas was extra special. It was like an extra moist red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Delish. It was our first Christmas as a complete family of four, and as all firsts go, I soaked up every moment and memory banked every reaction to the enchantment of Christmas morning.
I was on a total Christmas high.
And seeing my babies lovingly together makes my heart swell.
William figured out how to open presents
Krysta was an awesome big sister; helping William open his presents before her own! Heart of Gold.
My Christmas high continued throughout the evening when my mom flew in from the east coast to join us for Christmas dinner and snuggle with babies.
We have a lot to be thankful for. We’re so blessed and fortunate to have family and friends, food on our table, and love in our hearts.
I can't wait to see what's in store for us in 2011. New chapters will be written, a new house will be lived in, a new state to explore, and a fresh start will be made.