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Christmas Day

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Santa found his way to our new home. The gifts were found under the tree, in stockings and even one for each boy in the stocking that hangs on their bedroom door. The boys Image may contain: 1 person, sitting, table and indoorwoke up before Richard and I for the first time in years. Typically we are up and waiting for them. They hung out together in Blake’s room until a bit before 8 when they couldn’t wait any longer. They found the gifts left from the big man himself.

We woke up to a world dusted white with snow. There was love, laughter and excitement. Gifts were open, thanks yous said. Then the day goes on. We went out and the boys played with their new Traxxis Trucks, while Richard and I shoved the driveway.

This was a quiet holiday of peace and joy. The boys are so excited about the gifts theyImage may contain: 2 people, people sitting and indoorfound. They are having a great day together. I found some time to read, A Memory of Violets, on the couch wrapped up in a blanket.

Each of us spent the day relaxing and enjoying being ourselves. There was no let down this year when the gifts were done. There was no feeling of that was it? I waited all this time and it’s done? Nope, there was just a feeling of enjoying time together.

I hope your holiday found you enjoying time with family and friends. I hope that the gifts of love you received out numbered the gifts under the tree. Remember to keep the Christmas spirit alive in your hearts. It’s that magic that makes this season special. The love we share, the time we share, the laughter we share… those are the true gifts of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine. (:

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