I have a total of five pictures on my phone from Christmas, because I made a conscious decision to put the phone away and live in the moment, soaking in all the magic without the distraction of trying to capture that perfect shot. My camera roll might be empty, but my memory is full, and that's much more important. Here's what I did capture:
|The milk and cookies we left out for Santa. Addy insisted upon|
putting her Santa figurine on the tray, so he would see it and know
the cookies were for him!
|Addy holding on tight to her new "Snoofy" from Santa, on our|
way to Nana and Papa's house. Snoofy was a huge hit.
This was a Christmas I will cherish forever. Though the focus of this one was the magic of Santa, I hope to teach her through the years that Christmas is about so much more - love, kindness to all, helping others in need. I look forward to starting traditions that speak to those values.