On Christmas Eve, we planned a festive dinner with the grandparents. The girls set a colorful table.
And were delighted when Santa paid us an unexpected visit.
The Christmas cards, were finally mailed to friends near and dear.
The only gift my youngest requested, a desk.
Imagine her delight Christmas morning, when she discovered Santa had left one by our back door.
(A little vintage desk/vanity found at a yard sale).
So pleased to say, that each of the girls was happy this year.
As they get older and the gifts get more expensive, it's hard to maintain a 'simple' perspective. But, this year... it worked. They each received one thing they really wanted, and them some small things they needed and/or could wear. They really had the most fun shopping for gifts for each other, wrapping them just right, and then enjoying the reaction received. Gracie in particular, loves Christmas. She had the most fun for weeks accumulating just the right thing, and making the most beautiful cards.
And, we had a wonderful Christmas dinner at my brother and sister-in-law's house with most of the cousins. We're eagerly anticipating the arrival of the rest from Williamsburg. Can't wait.
What was your favorite part of Christmas this year?