Christmas was Christmas this year. After everyone was awake Jon got the cinnamon rolls started in the oven and we opened presents. It was good fun watching Gus and Lucy open their presents. Like I thought, their excitement would carry over to me. I tried to stay present with my living kids, tried to play with Gus and his new toys. Tried to read Lucy's new book with her. There were still times of "this is just another day", but there were really good times, too.
|All the Christmas gifts. Gus counted them on Christmas morning|
and reported that there were 24. Gus and Lucy have some very
giving relatives that sent gifts to them for Christmas.
|Our very first cheesecake! Everyone loved it, even Lucy :)|
Per our tradition, we made snow angels on Oscar's and Bella's due date (January 1). The snow was PERFECT for snow angels. Jon, Gus and I made really good snow angels, but Lucy made the saddest snow angel ever! I think her boot was bothering her, so she cried the entire time she was making (me laying her in the snow and moving her arms and legs) Firefly's snow angel.
It may not be Hallmark's picture of the holidays, but this is what it was for us this year. Who knows what next year will look like. There were happy moments, sad moments and satisfying moments. And that's, I hope, what counts.