…is Benjamin, Owen, Schnitzel and I smiling in the glow of the Christmas tree. And you know what? That’s exactly what I’m going to get. Although I am a little sad not to be with my parents and siblings like every other year, it’s pretty exciting to imagine celebrating with my own little family in my own little house.
I’m going to bake the Christmas rolls my mom always makes for breakfast and we’ll have a leisurely morning opening presents and letting Owen eat wrapping paper. Other than that we don’t have a lot planned! This year has had so many firsts for us, and our first Christmas with Owen is one of the best. Still, it’s sort of funny to be at square one, creating our own family traditions from scratch. While I know they will develop organically over the years, it feels like we should start some this year, too. Maybe we’ll read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas or The Polar Express to Owen on Christmas Eve. What special traditions does your family have around the holidays?
Although it’s not under the tree, I already know what Owen’s favorite Christmas present this year will be. A COUSIN!!! My brother and his wife are having a baby… today! Her water broke last night and she’s waiting for labor to begin right now. We can’t wait to hear if the baby is a boy (so far Owen is the only boy) or a girl (along with my older sister’s two girls). So excited for them. They came pretty close to having a Christmas baby!