I've been feeling awfully Grinchy this year and I can't figure out why. I thought I'd be so excited to ring in this first holiday season with our baby boy. But honestly, I'm just tired. From the teething episodes to the travel to spending money we didn't really have to be spending, I've just been lacking in the Christmas spirit department.
But now on Christmas Eve, I'm ready to change that. I'm ready to spend time with family and celebrate our first Christmas with my two boys. I'm ready to surround Henry with gifts and watch as he plays with the wrapping paper more than the toys. I'm ready to climb into my pajamas on Christmas night in our brand new house in front of our beautiful tree and snuggle with my boys. Because to me Christmas is really just about family and right now my family can't get any more perfect than it is.
Today I'll be working during the day, then heading 3.5 hours west to spend Christmas Eve with Brandon's family, followed by a drive out to my Mom's for the night. Christmas morning we'll all get up and head to Cleveland to be with my brother and sister-in-law for the day. And then we'll drive back home where we'll let Henry open the gifts from us and we'll watch Rudolph together. And then once Henry is in bed, I intend to sit on the couch and hold hands with my husband and marvel at the year that we've had together and this life that we've built.
No matter what you celebrate, I hope that you're all having a wonderful holiday season and that you've been far less Grinchy than I have been. It is the most wonderful time of year, after all.