Merci, Santa

It has been a Christmas unlike any other.  In our little corner of France, we have family visiting from Romania and the United States.  It has been a mix of traditions old and new.  It has been filled with lots of great food and wine, and even more amazing memories.


Noah and I were lucky enough to be discharged just in time for Christmas and we were able to spend it at home enjoying the true magic of Christmas.  Last year Nathan was too small to really enjoy Christmas and spent more time enjoying playing with the wrapping paper.  Nothing could compare to the emotions he had this year running out into the living room and seeing the Christmas tree filled with presents that he got to open.  I admit that maybe we were more excited than he was.  Santa was good to us and we feel very blessed to have had such an amazing holiday.


Even with all of the family, the wonderful gifts and the precious moments.  Santa brought me one of the most precious gifts of all on Christmas Day...brotherly love for the very first time and 5 uninterrupted hours of sleep.  Who could ask for more?


And now, the tree has been taken down, but the magic of the holiday continues.


I hope you all had a magical Christmas filled with love and magic.
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18 comments:

Mark said...

I'm glad that you had such a wonderful Christmas. And how nice of your "special delivery" to let you rest in peace. I mean, "sleep" in peace! I wish mine would.
Take care.
mark

Shell said...

Oh, that brotherly love pic is just darling!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Congratulations on your little one!! So exciting! Looks like a wonderful holiday celebration. Happy New Year to your expanded family :) XOL

Adrienne said...

Thanks for sharing all this! Looks wonderful ~ and love the brotherly love pic too!!

Stasha said...

Photo of Nathan and Noah together made me tear up. Perfect. What a magical Christmas!!

Jen said...

Oh those boys together are just perfect!!!
XOXO

Jackie said...

That photo of the boys is just so precious! Merry CHristmas & Happy New year!

Laura@Catharsis said...

Our kids seem more interested in wrapping paper as well - ALL THE TIME. This year, we didn't get anything expensive because we knew the real joy would be in playing with the boxes and paper.

Shannon Olson said...

It looks like you had an excellent Christmas, Happy Holidays!
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Sonya said...

Looks like a great Christmas!

Nenette AM said...

Beautiful! Love xo

Bridget said...

What a beautiful Christmas! especially the 5 hours of sleep! Yay for that!

Lee I said...

Wow! I just recently came upon your blog and started at the beginning. I'm somewhere around the honeymoon. Now that Christmas travel is over, I'll have to catch up with these lovely surprises! Congratulations!

Moomser said...

ok, in order:
I love how you arranged the pictures with the captions (what did you use?),
the brotherly love picture is too adorable for words, really? five hours of sleep? your children are unfairly angelic and I'm jealous,
you already took down the tree? Seriously??
Glad you had wonderful holidays!

Sara Louise said...

The five hours of sleep must have been a wonderful gift!
Happy holidays from just around the corner :-)

Shellsea said...

I love the story through pictures. :)

Natalie said...

Awww Nathan is such a great big brother! I love that picture!

Sara said...

The picture of the boys together is precious!!

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