This Christmas was so lovely & one I will never forget.
Leland was really into it. He peeled away the paper, said "oh oh OH!" at the sight of each toy he received. Jude was my little responsible helper. He assisted Leland in the proper opening of his gifts and then telling him what they were.
I loved that we didn't host.
I loved that we didn't travel.
I will cherish time with family.
I will also cherish those moments when the kids were asleep and Joel and I were quietly reflecting on what our sons would think of their gifts...how excited he and I were to exchange with one another.
It was quiet. It was perfect. It was necessary.
Silent Night. Holy Night. All is calm. All is bright.