In the afternoon we went to a party at my mom's friend's house for a little while before heading to my mom's boyfriend's house which has become a new tradition the past few years. He has a great family that cooks a delicious Christmas Eve meal, exchanges gifts from Santa after dinner and the kids even sing Christmas songs!
Its so comforting that traditions can joyfully transform into new ones. I used to be so scared of change and would be a wreck if holiday's didn't strictly follow tradition. This year the focus was on family and loved ones, as it should be.
My favorite part of the day was sitting in Rich's living room with his Christmas tree looking at the lights and ornaments. And of course, lots of half-sleepy kissing.
My mom and John