A wonderful Christmastime01/02/2012 at 9:32 pm | Posted in family, Love, snap happy | 8 Comments
Tags: Christmas morning, kids at Christmas, opening Christmas gifts
I struggled in the days leading up to Christmas. A new wave of anxiety, brought on by I don’t know what. I just couldn’t get my mind to the Christmas-y place I longed for it to be. Especially for my girls.
But after a few nights of early bedtime (Sophie STILL isn’t sleeping through), a hot bath or two, a glass of champagne (thanks to my friend Erin) and my fair share of chocolate, the vice-grip on my chest loosened up. Just in time for Christmas Eve. Thank goodness.
Snuggled on the couch with Marc that night for our yearly viewing of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” gifts wrapped and under the tree, the final items crossed off my list, it hit me. Peace. I swear I could feel it in my toes.
And so began a truly magical Christmas.
Behold the plate of cookies Lily made for Santa. She was especially ecstatic to see the crumbs on Christmas morning.
I hope your holiday celebration was just lovely. Happy new year!