Well another Christmas Season is “in the books”. We kept it low key and Robby and I agree that in this new season, TIME with our children and grandchildren is the best gift. I decorated the house as usual although without any helpers, it did take me longer. Since our youngest daughter is out of state and works retail, we weren’t sure until the week before that she would even be able to come visit. I was so happy when she announced that she was off Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and would be driving up for a visit.
Our youngest, Victoria, arrived around noon Christmas Eve and we spent the afternoon chatting and catching up. I cooked her favorite foods for dinner and then we opened gifts and finished the evening off in front of the outdoor fireplace. It was so nice to have some special time just with her.
On Christmas Day, we slept in a little, had coffee, chatted about past Christmases and then headed off to our oldest daughter, Hali’s, house loaded with gifts and a breakfast casserole. The grandchildren were so excited to show off all that Santa had brought and to see their Aunt Tata!!
We ate, exchanged gifts, played with new toys and thoroughly enjoyed our short time together. At noon, we headed back home, took naps and sadly had to send Victoria back to Savannah as work was calling the next day.
As our family has evolved with having adult children, our traditions have had to change over the past two years. Things worked well for everyone this year and we will continue to be flexible as I know change will continue to find us at the holidays. As Robby and I reflected on the day, we both agreed, “anytime we can get both of our kids and grandchildren together at the same time, it’s a good day”!!!!