We had our first ever Christmas at home, instead of going to be with the rest of my family like usual. It made me a little sad, but we are "cocooning" with Maks until he is bonded, so it was needed.
We woke up bright and early when I heard the floor in the livingroom creaking. It was Lilykins. I gathered her back into my room and we got everyone else up.
"Mommy, Santa brought me the doll I wanted!" - Lily.
You do not know joy until you experience a Christmas morning with 6 beautiful kiddos, including a former orphan who has likely never gotten a Christmas present before.
We went to mass after we had breakfast, then we came home and Kyle made a turkey on the grill, I made all the fixings, and we had a chaotic evening of playing with the new toys. Mommy and daddy were asleep just after the kids.
We are richly blessed. Merry Christmas.