Christmas 2013 Recap

How was your Christmas?  Did you get to spend a lot of quality time with family?   Our Christmas was pretty quiet and intimate where there was a lot of bonding time with family members leading up to Christmas and on the actual day.  The girls were happy to see that Santa stopped in Chicago and brought presents for them.  Whenever we do not spend the holidays at home, they are always worried about whether or not they would get their fair share of gifts.  Well, I supposed they are going to be pleasantly surprised when they find out that more gifts await them at home.

I have a dilemma about Christmas.  My older daughter made many comments this year about doubting Santa’s existence.  I know that it is at her age that most kids learn the truth about Santa.   While I certainly do not want her to go into middle school in a few years still believing in Santa, I want to make sure that I tell her the truth the best possible way so she that she can continue believing in the magic of Christmas. But I digress…


Ines and Meryl



Chiara and Lola

So back to Christmas this year.   After family bonding time most of Christmas Day, we decided to go to dinner (just the four of us) in downtown Chicago.   This is the first time that we have done such a “bold” move to spend time away from our relatives during such an important holiday.  But let me tell you, it was well worth it.  It was just nice to have enough breathing space for us and just celebrate our little unit away from the larger whole.  What made the end of Christmas Day even more magical was the little dusting of snow that covered the grounds and made everything seem like winter wonderland.

Brasserie LM

Brasserie LM

michigan avenue in the snow Snow on Michigan Avenue

Happy Girl A Happy Girl




  1. Well said and the photos are so beautiful 😉 Merry Christmas!

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