|Grandson Jack and Santa|
|Me and BFF Virginia enjoying a Party|
Our families didn't exchange gifts this year. Two year old Jack was the only person to make a haul. We had no anxiety over shopping or wrapping. Only the joy of watching a small child jubilant over his Christmas presents.
I've read that many of you kept your holiday decorations simple. I went to the deep end of the pool: 7 illuminated trees, lots of lights and candles, many tabletop vignettes, and wreaths, garland, and greenery out the wazoo. Each and every room was dressed for the holidays.
We also had fun experimenting with new recipes. I made my first apple pie for Christmas dinner and it was a triumph!
Last night after the greeting phone calls ceased, Christmas texts stopped binging, and our kids had departed. I sat alone in the living room staring at the Christmas tree and realized I didn't want the day to end--it had been that good.
Before Christmas dinner, DIL Kristen gave me a big hug and said, "This is the best Christmas ever."
I treasure her words.