Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve...

Here are the wee girls last Christmas as Angel Gabriel and Mary. They are again going to participate in the Christmas Eve pageant tonight. It is always fun watching the kids grow up, and especially good to see them participate in church services.

All the kids/grands will be here after the service for a big pot of taco soup, then we will open up all the gifts under the tree. This is an annual tradition that we all treasure. In the morning, everyone gathers at Haley's house for brunch so that the kids can show all the grandparents, aunts and uncles what Santa brought them.

Oh yes, when Santa used to visit here, he always left a new ornament in the tree that our three tried to see who be the first one to spy it. Good memories; good times, filled with lots of love. Now it is your turn...tell me about a tradition or two in your family.


WillThink4Wine said...

Our Christmas Eve tradition when we were kids was new pajamas! We always got to open one gift after we got back from the Christmas Parade and it was always, always, always pajamas! MotherDear didn't want all those pictures of us in our worn out ragamuffin jahmmers! hahaha!

Merry Christmas Eve, Sandy!

Anonymous said...

Awwww... cute picture!

Have a great Christmas!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

it starts with a cruise about a week before the big day. then i get to relax the actual week and enjoy warm air. have fun with those wee ones!

merry christmas!

smiles, bee

Odat said...

Have a Merry!!!!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Have a wonderful time honey. A great big Merry Christmas from our home to yours. Big hugs. :)

Sandy B and Dick said...

The service this evening was perfect! All the kids performed beautifully...poised, with feeling and confidence. Their inner beauty and love radiated to everyone, and they received two rounds of applause. Well deserved.

All the kids were here for soup afterward, then the chaos of opening presents. More memories were created. We are sooo blessed!

Blessing to each of you on this Christmas Eve!