This holiday season was an extra special one for the Birdwell family in Virginia. This time, John would be home for Christmas, the first time in 3 years. We always put up the tree and carried on with our traditions when he wasn't home but all of those traditions are much more fun when we're all together to enjoy them. Ian and I baked cookies and we sat by the fire, watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and enjoyed being together during this festive season.
One of our traditions is to visit Colonial Willamsburg on Christmas Eve. The Colonial village is decked out with traditional decorations and I always think that next year or this winter, I'll decorate the same way. I found these ideas to tuck away. I think I need to start decorating in October!! HAHA This year, Arrick had to work Christmas Eve so he didn't get to join us. John, Ian and I went but didn't stay this year for the fife and drum corp or the candle light caroling. We still had a wonderful time in the brisk Christmas air meeting new friends, helping families take pictures in front of the beautiful decorations and enjoying see visitors enjoy the beauty we live near!