Christmas Day, My Favorite Day

I don't know why, but this Christmas has been one of my favorites! 
Maybe it's because my family came to visit from out of town, or that we were able to see dear friends. Maybe it's because my sweet husband COMPLETELY hit it out of the ballpark with our gifts this year, or simply that I was able to experience the magic of Christmas with my sweet son for the first time. I think it's a combination of all.

On Christmas Eve we took a walk around our neighborhood with our neighbors/friends. Our little community sells bags of luminaries (sets of 10) to light and place on your front curb at 6 pm. It was a beautiful and chilly walk that got everyone in the Christmas spirit. I can't believe we've never participated. In our defense, we're usually away.

Christmas morning we woke to pancakes and eggs (a favorite in our house). Tommy had his first pancake and Jake got to have his own pancake too.
Our tree was overflowing with so many generous gifts from family and friends, that we decided to open them throughout the day. We opened a few gifts every hour, so that Tommy could really enjoy them. The attention span of a 1 year old is pretty nonexistent!
The dinner menu was baked cod, roasted fingerling potatoes, corn souffl√© and arugula salad with a nice chardonnay.  Carrot cake and coffee for dessert.

But the most special gift of all was a movie my husband made to an original song he wrote called "Christmas Day, My Favorite Day." You can view it HERE.
 In the movie, you see Michael as a baby opening gifts with his family and then it transitions to Tommy  opening his. Throughout the film you can see Michael's nieces playing in the snow, and also my niece and nephew make a cameo. It's so special, and I am so happy to have it. Someday Tommy will be sure to love it too!

Hope everyone has a fun and blessed 2014!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful song and amazing video...Tommy is so cute.
Have a nice 2014!!!!
Saludos desde Chile.

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