Wednesday, December 31

christmas eve

It was a wonderful evening. After Christmas cookie decorating we went to church. We chose the early "family" service - defined by couples with young children all who were wearing smocked dresses and matching sibling outfits. It has been a long time since I have seen so many red mary janes in one room.
Carly picked the meal...Daddy's ribs, beans, hashbrown casserole and texas toast. It was all super yummy and since it is one of 3 big holiday meals we have it was a perfect change of pace.
Carly got her traditional 3 Christmas Eve presents. New Christmas pajamas, a Christmas book, and a new piece for her nativity scene (this year's was a star).
Kenny read Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Carly played a couple of Christmas songs on her guitar including Jingle Bells, Away in the Manager and Joyful Joyful. We put the reindeer food outside (cheerios & water this year) and Santa's cookies and milk on the mantle. And everyone was ready for a long winter's nap!

6 comments:

calista said...

Glad to see we are not the only ones who think of those poor starving reindeer. Thanks to a mall Santa when Sdy was 3, I now have to buy a bag of fresh baby carrots to leave outside every year!!LOL

lelly said...

"We chose the early "family" service - defined by couples with young children all who were wearing smocked dresses and matching sibling outfits." this describes family service to a 'T'!! i was lucky to get jack to wear a tie :)

i've loved reading about your advent activities. we didn't do our jar of activities this year - i felt like it was too much work to put it together with everything else going on. and then, well, i felt sort of aimless throughout the season. we'll be back to it next year, for sure.

Jenn said...

We do carrots and oats for the reindeer. With all the food that's being left out for them, it's a wonder they're not as fat as Santa!!!

Happy New Year!

Jill said...

The thought of a lot of red Mary Jane's all in one place is so pleasing.

Carly looks so beautiful in the picture of her with the gifts.

Patti said...

Looks like Carly was a very good girl this year!! I still have my daughter's american girl dolls that Santa brought her years ago. I will pass them down to Avery in a few years.

Susan said...

I love your idea on giving a new piece for her very own Natvity Scene. When the kids were born, I started giving them the same ornament every year, so when they are grown and on their own, and I am in a Nursing home their trees will match!!!

Happy New Year!

Susan