We just got home today from a wonderful, but entirely too short trip to see my family in Virginia for Christmas. Well, for pre-Christmas celebrating of the holidays. We drove 18 hours with the two boys and our dog Pepper to get back in time to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas morning in our own home here in Texas. This is our first Christmas ever to spend by ourselves in our own home. We are excited to put the boys to bed tonight and to get everything ready for Christmas morning. We are so excited about seeing our boys' faces when they come downstairs and discover their gifts. BUT it is SO hard not being with our families today on Christmas Eve and I'm sure tomorrow will be hard too. My family always gets together on Christmas Eve. It used to be a birthday party for my grandmother who was born on Christmas. Now it's just a fun time for the extended family to get together. I am sad we are not there to celebrate. I hope that one day we will be able to live close enough to family to both enjoy the family traditions and celebrations while still having Christmas morning in our own home.
Anyway, I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas whether you are with extended family or not. May your holidays be filled with love and laughter with the ones you love.
As a final bit of holiday cheer, here is a picture from our visit:
My parents with all eight of their grandchildren!
Merry Christmas, everyone!