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We Had a Great Christmas!

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If you recall, last year, I thought that our Christmas left a little to be desired. (see It's Christmas in Pittsburgh)  Andre was exhausted from a project that he was working on and slept most of the day. He had enticed me with thoughts about the Christmas traditions we would be creating but at the end of that day I was pretty confident that I wanted the “sleepy Christmas” to be an isolated event. Well this year was different! Although Andre did embark on another project Thanksgiving week, he finished around 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve . We had our presents wrapped, attended my parents’ annual Christmas Eve party, and even went to bed at a reasonable time.    Me With My Mom and Sister on Christmas Eve. And our Christmas morning was truly magical...

It's Christmas in Pittsburgh!

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I greeted Christmas wistfully. Andre and I wanted to create our own traditions . So, this year we didn't stay over at my parents' home Christmas eve .  We didn't wear our matching red pajamas and I didn't wake up surrounded by my family.  The baby remains on her own schedule.  While she has been captivated by the shiny paper, the lights and bells, she has been blithely unaware of the holiday season .  She appears to be as amused as she was on her birthday.  She thinks it's fun, but doesn't seem to know what all of the fuss is about. Of course the adults understand that the fuss is about the Baby Jesus and our own little baby.  And like the wise men before us, we showered the baby with lots of gifts . It might sound like an idyllic Christmas, but this is Chaton's World and not a fairy tale.  So, this tale has a twist. We had a different sort of Christmas. Last year, I woke up Christmas morning the way that I have my whole life--in my parents'