We have tried hard over the years to spend the holidays with our families. Since we got married 9 1/2 years ago, we have lived in four different states and had numerous types of work schedules to contend with but most years we have managed to get back to Georgia for Christmas. This year, even though we live on the other side of the country from our families, we decided it was best to stay home for Christmas.
Turns out it was a great decision. It was so much easier for us to be at home on Christmas morning. I was able to get the kids everything I wanted to get them without worrying about how big it was or how we were going to get it home.
We love our families and we missed being with them all over the holidays, but this is what works for us right now. I know I'm a couple of weeks late with this, but Merry Christmas everyone!