For me, the holidays are all about the kids. They really help keep the magic shining brightly around our family.
We're lucky, because as a family, we have much to celebrate including the first of a new generation...
My great-niece is a few days shy of 7 months old and seems to be loving all the Christmas lights and festivities.
And, by early summer, another new baby will arrive, the first for my oldest nephew and his wife. They land here in Los Angeles for a visit on December 26th and I can't wait to see them and her baby bump.
My ten nieces and nephews now range from 13 to 28 years. It seem like just yesterday they were tiny babies too but they're still "kids" in my mind.
On Christmas morning my entire family will gather at my Baby Sister and her sweet husband's house for a huge and delicious breakfast before they all open their presents. Hubby and I are the only ones missing but this year I'll "be there" via Skype. It's not a perfect solution to being 2500 miles away from loved ones but it will be fun to join in for the first time via the Internet. I'm pretty excited about it.
So where ever you are and what ever holiday you celebrate, may your heart be full of childhood glee and magic.
Cheers to you and yours!