Sitting here while the girls sleep and Kevin just left for work typing this article.
Every year the build up for Christmas, in my eyes, is truly magical and honestly I love it. I remember how I felt as a kid and now having my own kids and seeing it through their little eyes only makes it that much more special to me now.
Christmas Eve for me is always the best and this year was even better because Kevin had the whole day off and we spent part of it running last minute errands and even standing outside in the cold waiting to get Italian pastries and struffoli (those who aren’t Italian these are honey balls with sprinkles on them). It was cold, but we had so much fun, while my mom watched the girls for us.
But now it is the day after Christmas (Decemeber 26th) and I honestly hate the day after Christmas and all the let down after. It truly is like taking a balloon and letting all the air out.
Feels a bit downright gloomy now and for many of us it will be two to three months of bitter cold and snow in the forecast weekly until April here on in the Northeast of the country.
But still just uploaded pictures and video from yesterday and will admit, I couldn’t help but smile at the perfect time we had opening presents as a family on Christmas morning. I also can’t help, but feel elated thinking about how I was able to surprise Kevin with the one thing he truly wanted, but kept telling me was too expensive to purchase with a PS4 from Amazon! One of the reasons I worked my butt off this past month with my blogging and ordered it on December 23rd (tracking it on Amazon when it became available again) when I knew for sure I had made more then enough money to cover it.
The presents though are now definitely long unwrapped. The boxes for lo the many toys are broken up and int he garbage with said wrapping paper. My house for the most part is back in order after putting away everything we could before Christmas dinner yesterday and now it just feels like any other day to be quite honest.
But for those who would like to see what Christmas morning looked like here, as well as a short video of my girls playing with Emma’s Flutterby Fairy that she totally asked Santa for, keep scrolling for the photo bombing and also for that video, too!
Christmas Morning – The Calm Before the Unwrapping Storm!
By the way, Kevin surprised me, too with a new Michael Kors tote and my brother even got me two new charms from the Pandora 12 Days of Christmas collection mentioned here earlier.
However, my girls are indeed off through next week, so now I will be taking a bit of a break from blogging for a few days. I may repost a few best of type articles, but that will most likely be all for a few short days.
So, please just bear with me and hope to also figure out a bit of a better blogging system for the new year, because this past month alone I ran myself a bit ragged doing double and triple post somedays, which I am positive I will not be able to do again for awhile, because quite frankly I am more then a bit burnt out right now.
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