Few adults love Christmas as much as my mom. Her Christmas's were over the top. Guess that is where I got it.
Or had it. Nothing has been the same since 2008. Not nearly as Merry, but still have to go on. Still have to make magical holiday memories for Samantha. It is such a stress-filled time - wanting so badly & working so hard to make things perfect. Meanwhile, my heart is breaking. Shopping for one instead of two. Shopping alone instead of with my mom. No family portraits because one is always missing.
I was 8 or 9 in this pic:
Christmas 1999 - Cameron was overwhelmed with the tree, the lights, the presents.
Christmas 2004. Cameron thought if he slept in front of the tree, he'd catch Santa. Good thing he was a deep sleeper otherwise I would have been busted!