Sunday, December 25, 2011

peace out,
Buon Natale & Arrivederci Brooklyn!

We march to our own drummer (not a Justin Bieber reference) and we wouldn't have it any other way. Last night we had pad thai for dinner and this morning we had piping hot chocolate chip muffins. This year is so much better than last year, and it feels twice as sweet because all of our hard work to make a new life here has showed up in this beautiful day. T loved her presents, but her favorite was Lee's mother-in-law's D&G weekend bag that I came away with from the Xmas swap. Lee, I really hope that I didn't just take your mother-in-law's bag that she accidentally left on the swap table, but you did make xmas x-tra special.
glamour girl!

My true love,


her true love.


and

joy,
joy,

joy!

My favorite moments so far were T running back down the stairs last night because she forgot to leave cookies for Santa about 14 seconds after I thought to myself how sad it was that she no longer wanted to leave cookies for Santa -- and a carrot for the reindeer.  I love that she appreciated the gold glitter wrapping paper and noticed how presents were hidden inside of presents, and how she made F a little paper tree with a list of chores on the branches that she is willing to do when he checks them off. One of my favorite gifts was the card from Anna Maria & Fabio which was written with so much care that it would just spezzare il cuore di anyone with a pulse. My tennis club gig tomorrow got canceled so Merry Christmas to me. And we wish our friends & readers all over the world so much joy today and for 2012!

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