Christmas morning photos are a requirement! =P
I also think that Hawaii is partially to blame for my lack of Christmas spirit. I mean, come on. It's not even cold in Hawaii. It has been rainy and chilly lately, but not Christmas cold. You know?
Now that I'm at my parents' house, I still don't "feel it." It does make me miss Joe, though. Deep down I know that' it's Christmas and I know that he's missing it. That makes me miss him, of course. It's so weird not having him here. We haven't spent a Christmas apart since we've been married. *sigh* But, I guess you're not a true military family until you've been apart for all major holidays...right? I guess we're getting all of them knocked out in this deployment!
That said, I am thankful that we got to celebrate Christmas together even if it wasn't on the exact day. It's just a day... Albeit a day full of more meaning than we can fully comprehend and appreciate. It's going to be different this year, but maybe next year I'll be all the more thankful that he's home. =)
I'm going to be super busy over the next few weeks, so please forgive me if I'm not around much. It's a busy time for all of us, I think. You can probably expect to see some pictures of my niece when I go see her next week. And of course there will be a recap when I'm back in Hawaii.
Until then, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!