We had a little different of a Christmas this year, just feeling like it was a little too early to travel with Anna Helen (and brave an 8+ hour road trip with a 16 month old).
I spent a good part of maternity leave feeling sad and worried about it, but Christmas? It was more than ok.
We had the Edwards in for a few days before the holiday to meet AH and celebrate, and ended up inviting 4 other families in the neighborhood to join us for Christmas dinner.
Robbie favored the boxes and paper over the majority of the gifts, and despite our promise to not get Robbie anything (Scrooges we are!), he loved our last minute purchase of a toddler table and chairs from Ikea.
Bought out of function for dinner, it was the best $50 we've ever spent.
The village? It's never what you expected it to be.
But I'm so glad for the village we have.