Charlotte, 23, lighting up the stage at the Théâtre de la Clarté in Paris
At one point, TJ and I thought we might be spending Christmas alone for the first time. Charlotte had a potential professional involvement in a remote part of France, and Daphné, understandably, didn't want to spend a precious week of vacation to fly back from New York if she couldn't see her sister.
But everything worked out. The gig for Charlotte didn't materialize, and as I write she is on the road back from Paris to spend 10 days here.
Daphné, 21, lighting up her workplace, Lightbox, during a recent art auction
Consequently, Daphné managed to get a good week off from her job in Manhattan, and as I write she is on the second leg of her flight back, from Paris to Toulouse.
Having both our daughters here is going to light up the holidays immensely!
I also have two whole weeks off from work, which isn't always the case for the winter holidays.
I haven't been so excited about Christmas in a long time! Ring those Christmas bells!