Instead of worrying about things still un-done, we enjoyed a leisurely day strolling through the mall, and gorgeous Neiman Marcus. No other store has more beautiful holiday displays.
Instead of rushing them to the next store, we lingered in every department, for snuggles and daydreams.
Instead of worrying about ruining dinner (and my jean size), we savored hot popovers with strawberry butter. Okay, several popovers.
Instead of pushing for Santa (Babygirl wants nothing to do with Santa's lap), we giggled at the chance to meet Mrs. Clause.
Instead of worrying about traffic and schedules, we sat staring at the huge tree and ice skaters until everyone had their fill.
Instead of worrying about bedtimes, we treasured the darkness and all the neighborhood lights.
Instead of searching for the 'perfect' hostess gift, I tied a stylish free printable tag from Courtney and House of Fifty to an affordable bottle of wine.
It was a perfect day, with no stress, nagging or melt downs. Obviously every day can't be this way, but I'm learning to treasure the ones that can.