Two of the five Binns family grandchildren celebrated their very first Christmas. At 10 months, we're pretty sure that Amelia got more out of the day than Liam did. Either way, adding two more kids to the mix has really added a huge amount of fun and love to our annual gathering.
We work each year to simplify the family Christmas, and I think we finally hit a beautiful balance. There were gifts, but the focus was really on reuniting family, loving our time together, and collaborating to create a really fabulous meal. It was a wonderful day and a great end to a very full and exciting 2011.
p.s. I spent the entire holiday week with this in mind, and it helped me to focus on what was really important. How do you find balance during this crazy/wonderful time of year?