Well, here we are almost two weeks into January and I’m still looking back to Christmas! Slow start to the year here.
But, we had such a wonderful Christmas, I can’t let it retreat into memory just yet.
Every year I promise myself that I will be more organized, that I won’t be buying random gifts the week before the big day itself, and that my husband and I won’t bicker our way through wrapping ALL the presents on Christmas Eve.
And, you know what, for the first time ever I managed it.
Probably won’t happen again, so I’m going to take a moment to give myself a virtual high five.
It’s amazing what a difference it made, to everyone, that I wasn’t a stressed out ball of grumpiness. But, probably not a surprise!
I took very few photos of the present opening chaos on Christmas morning, I was enjoying watching it too much, and frankly we don’t need a hundred blurry photos of kids ripping off wrapping paper and jumping up and down!
It was snowing lightly when we woke, or rather, when we were woken by our daughter jumping on us to tell us Santa had been, and, and, AND it was snowing. The snow got heavier as the morning went on, and was such a special, and exciting, back drop to present opening. A proper white Christmas.
Presents were a success, food was fabulous, company was awesome, snow was amazing.
And, my daughter announced that all her Christmas wishes had come true. And that my friends is what it’s all about.
I began these ‘Snapshots’ posts last summer, when my days were too busy having fun with my kids to spend time writing about the fun we were having. They are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. So, I’m going to continue to write them, and keep those moments from running away.