Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

on the menu for Christmas Eve was grilled cheese sandwhiches and tomato soup.  Rolf and Suzy agreed that I do, indeed, make the world's greatest grilled cheese sandwhiches, thus I get to keep my title and reign on through the new year.  We got cleaned up, took some pictures, and then headed to our church for the lessons and carols service.  Sarah's friend joined us since his family was away for the holiday, but he couldn't leave because of his work schedule.

(above) pictures in front of the tree before leaving for church.  (right) the kids at the church service.
after church we came home, and our tradition is to open our stockings on Christmas Eve, then watch "It's a Wonderful Life".  The kids get the same thing in their stockings every year, a Hallmark ornament that usually has some sort of individual meaning about their year.  This year, though, they all got the same ornament - a picture frame - with a picture of each of them with their Daddy in the frame.  It was a sweet moment as they opened their frames and smiled at the pictures.
our tree with all the gifts underneath

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