This year was Stephen’s and mine first Christmas together as a married couple. Christmastime last year we were rather preoccupied with wedding preparations and didn’t have nearly enough time to focus on the celebration of Christmas.
This year, we put up our little tree at the beginning of December, hung it with a strand of lights and our few little ornaments, made an attempt at an Advent wreath (which never got lit, but at least it had a presence on our dining table), hung Christmas lights from our apartment balcony (only ones on the row), enjoyed homemade eggnog, hot buttered rum and Gluwhein on numerous occasions, created candy cane reindeer, munched peppermint candy bark, and “hung” stockings near the ‘burning log’ on the TV as we lack a fireplace.
But most importantly, we were together commemorating this amazing first year together. I am so blessed beyond words with his love, and having him by my side with our newborn daughter was the best Christmas present ever.
Here’s to many, many Christmas’ with him to come! 🙂