It's the best time of the year! Yes it is. I have had such a wonderful day with my little family, opening gifts, watching T.V. and eating lots of food. Watching children's faces open gifts is probably the best part of gift giving. Pre-children it wasn't so important to have stockings filled, gifts underneath the tree, ginger bread houses to be made, cookies for jolly St. Nick and food for reindeer. This year, I had all that and more. As kids get older, there are different things I need to make sure I do and every year it just keeps getting better. This year was a close one; I was busted by a little one, gifts were found and explanations were no where to be found. It was like a deer in headlights.
Don't worry, this is still a house that believes. So much so, that this is what I woke up to this morning. I missed the whole opening process ... I was exhausted this morning and slept through the unwrapping piece. How I wish I would have captured the moment with a photo.
There was something for everyone ....
Yes, he loved it! He even had a stocking with goodies inside.
And lastly, the aftermath of it all ....
I have everything I want so I didn't ask for any gifts this year. This year has been a gift in itself. So many changes and opportunities, we have truly been blessed. I couldn't ask for anything more. My sweetheart did have a nice little gift for me though ;) totally unexpected.
I hope everyone's holiday, regardless of what you celebrate, was joyful and surrounded by the loves in your life.
Next on the calendar ... NEW YEAR!