We had a lovely Christmas. The 2-day snowstorm we got hit with through off some travel plans, and the ILs almost didn't make it here, but they ended up arriving on Saturday evening and we celebrated with them this morning. We were with my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Overall, it was a fairly low-key Christmas - a lot of our out-of-town family doesn't fly in for Christmas, so there aren't many of us around the Christmas tree... but hopefully someday we'll have big family Christmas gatherings when there are more little ones!
We enjoyed a quiet holiday with family and our new baby girl. She was the only gift I wanted. I just stared at her as she peacefully slept on Christmas morning and thought about where I was last year at this time. Happy, yes, but not complete; I was recovering, healing, trying to continue on the journey. What a difference a year can make. We are so lucky...she really is our miracle girl.
Eliza didn't get many gifts this year (we didn't get her anything - we didn't think a 6-week old needed gifts - is that horrible of us??!!), but her aunties and grandparents couldn't resist, and they did get her a few books and some really fun collapsable fabric blocks. Oh, and I managed to finish her Christmas booties just in the nick of time. I LOVE how they turned out (though this isn't a great pic of them); I think I'll make another pair for her in the 3-6 month size.