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I generally have a rule that strictly forbids any mention of Christmas before the ghosts and goblins have knocked on my door demanding candy, but I kinda want to make an exception. Just this once. I want to make that exception because I have to admit, I'm really looking forward to Christmas morning at our house this year.
I'm not talking about the actual Christmas morning, but rather the morning that our little family will celebrate our itty bitty Christmas at home. It will be before we head out to visit the hoards and hoards of family. It's something that we do that is just for us.
I'm looking forward to it this year because I feel like this will be the first Real Christmas Morning. Sure, we've done our exchange within our little 3-person family before, but this will be the first time in the Big House with the Big Tree and with TIME TO PLAN. Last year we had moved just a few months prior, so the house didn't feel like home just yet.
Now it does.
This year our little Christmas will likely start with a big breakfast lit by the soft twinkly lights of the Christmas tree. We'll all still be in our pajamas, a Christmas movie will be on the TV, and Alexis will be in a big hurry to finish her pancakes and eggs so she can start opening some gifts. In my perfect fantasy, the Bulldog will be wearing a Santa hat (I so love to torture her) and the kitten will be nuzzled in my lap as we sit back and watch Alexis ooh and aah over her new things.
I know. It sounds a bit boring. That's why I love it.
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