12.28.2008

Christmas day








It was a wonderful holiday for us. Christmas morning Alex, Lili and I woke up and drove down to Becca's house to meet Becca, my Mom and Paul, and my Dad and Amy. I am still in awe that my divorced parents and their respective partners can not only co-exist in the same room, but be friends and share holidays together. All the tumultuous high school years during their divorce I NEVER would have imagined us all in the same room laughing over the presents we got each other. That is the truest testament to healing and forgiveness I have in my life.
Anyways. It was such a warm (emotionally and weather-wise)day together. Breakfast, stockings, big dinner that took a good amount of the day to cook... We waited a little too late in the pre-nap day to open presents and Lili was a little fussier than I wish, but it was still fun. She is enjoying her new books and toys now. Being a parent and grandparent just keeps getting better and better it seems.

(If you look at the first picture you will see that Lili befriended a red pepper on Christmas. She carried it around and kissed it for hours. One of those completely random things that leaves you mystified!)

4 comments:

Erin said...

Lily is just too precious for words. Every day I think about the day when I will finally get to meet her. I am also in awe of your family. They are truely and inspiration. As soon as I find my camera battery charger, I can do a blog post from Corbin's first Christmas...until then, I will enjoy others. Love you.

bottomland said...

Merry Christmas, Kelc! I'm so glad you had such a great day (fussiness and all!) I too am awed by your family's healing journey, and it brings light to my life as well. Yeah for today and tomorrow, and for being willing to move past yesterday...

On another note, you should be getting a package any day now...

Love to you all, and I hope you're enjoying this Christmas week!

Liz said...

the red pepper thing has me laughing so hard i might pee my pants. I needed that. Seriously funny. And cute, SERIOUSLY CUTE!

Cindy Benson said...

I cracked up at the red pepper too, and smiled at the wonderful event of your whole family together enjoying each other. What a miracle that is! (And don't forget what a big part your wedding day played in all that...) So glad to know you all.
Love, Cindy