I cherished the mantle,
complete with a photo ornament of each child from each year of their lives. They’re going to thank me for that some day.
We made our annual gingerbread house, decorated and designed, and, okay, fought over, by three creative kiddos!
We treasured skiing time with cousins.
We basked in a Christmas that, for the first time, we had all to ourselves. Here is the crew, waiting to go down the stairs to see what Santa brought.
They loved it!
We had lots of joy and merriment and also quiet moments and simply time for time together.