**Originally posted 12/24/2010**
For the first time in a very long time I am absolutely and entirely excited about Christmas this year! 2 years ago I wrote about What Christmas Meant To Me and the sacrifices that you sometimes make at Christmas. Last year I wrote about Finally Growing Up and how I had finally come to terms with our new lifestyle and Christmas.
This year I’m delighted to say that I can’t wait for Christmas. The thing that I am very most excited about is watching Amber open all her presents and have a wonderful time. I can’t wait to make sugar cookies with her on Christmas Eve and watch the Grinch and go out and play in the snow together. I can’t wait to go looking at Christmas lights and reading the Christmas story and having her open up her new Christmas jammies.
I can’t wait to see her face on Christmas morning when she sees all the presents under the tree along with the huge toy box Bob built. I can’t wait for her to go diving through her stocking and eat candy. I can’t wait for us to get messy as we decorate the toy box with hand prints, foot prints, glitter and paint. I can’t wait to see Tyler attempt to grab at the gifts and drool on his presents while he tries to stuff them all in his mouth. I can’t wait to find out what the present is that hubby stuck for me under the tree after I kept insisting I didn’t want/need anything this year.
I can’t wait to make our Christmas dinner and share it with just the four of us.
I can’t wait to watch my favorite Christmas movies on our new huge tv (hubbies Christmas present) snuggled up to hubby after the kids are in bed.
And I am just so thrilled that I’m finally excited about Christmas again-that we are finally coming up with our own traditions that Amber and Tyler will look back on happily some day!