As much as I love Christmas Day, the Day After might be my favorite. A day of unwinding and exhaling, with no expectations, no obligations. Presents are still scattered around the house. Leftovers are still in the fridge. Lights are still twinkling. This is the time to appreciate the love and thoughtfulness and generosity of all our family and friends. This year, our Day After couldn't have been more perfect. An overnight snow storm transformed the rush and excitement and chaos of Christmas into a soft, silent, sparkling wonderland. We spent the morning in our pajamas, playing with new toys and reading new books. Then we bundled everyone up and headed out into the snow. Snowballs, sleds, snowmen, silliness, then the warmth and comfort of a good hot chocolate and a handful of marshmallows. Perfect.