Well, our first Christmas with out Mom and Alex. As a family, we chose to play down the holiday this year. No one was in the mood. No tree, no hoopla. However, I did get a burst of enthusiasm and holiday spirit on Christmas eve as I began baking some Christmas goodies. I had dinner at my house, which is not the typical. In the past, the boys and I would get up, usually their dad came over, and open gifts. This year, I got up, Morgan eventually got up, we opened our little gifts to each other. I've always taken a photo of the boys and I on Christmas morning. One tradition I didn't let slide.
My family started arriving around one and we opened presents, skyped with our out of town family and ate a fantastic (although very late) beef dinner with green goddess wedge salad, green beans, cranberries and fluffy mashed potatoes. Pumpkin pie, eggnog cake, red velvet cupcakes for dessert. Yum. Watched It's a Wonderful Life and all went home to bed.
Here's to a wonderful 2014 for all.