#2,915 Christmas.

It was our last quiet Christmas morning, just the two of us.

The most special gifts Ben gave me this year were a journal:

That had a letter to me and a letter to Helen written on the inside that completely crushed me. His kindness and love are so precious to me, I’ve read his words to our daughter and to me as we start the journey of being parents together about 100 times today.

And in my stocking, 3 date nights to be redeemed whenever I want after Helen comes. Mama, I hope you’re on deck to babysit for a few hours!

His favorite gift I gave him–the Ergo baby carrier that actually fits. It took a lot of searching to find one and he was so excited he wore it around for about 4 hours this morning.

Like at our annual Christmas breakfast at Jim and Mal’s:

And tonight we got to see my family for mama’s gumbo, gifts and a backyard fire:

And just like that, our last Christmas as a party of two has come and gone. And I couldn’t be more thankful that I’ll be sharing every step of the way with Ben. Merry Christmas, friends.