It was Damian’s first Christmas and Eva’s first Christmas in the United States. We spent Christmas Eve and morning at Palmito Ranch, at my dad’s house, where I spent the majority of my Christmases growing up. That made it extra special. I really wanted to be able to take the kids to the beach at some point that day, to continue the tradition Eva has experienced since she was born, but we were just so busy visiting with family. Then we came back to my apartment where my mom cooked Christmas dinner. It was a busy day, but the kids were happy. Eva went to sleep before 7, which was an extra gift for a tired mama.