Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

We enjoyed a nice afternoon nap and then candlelight communion with our family at church. It was a special way to start the Christmas season.

We headed to my parents for French Canadian meat pie and then presents.

Paityn's facial expressions are priceless.

They were every excited with everything they got.

Oma was able to join us this year for Christmas and so we were able to get her a Pandora bracelet. It's special to be able to spend this time with her.

We came home and got ready for Santa to visit.

We had made cookies earlier in the day and Britton wrote the message to him.

We hung our special key on the door,

And then finished our night off with the Christmas story. It's really important to all of us that our kids realize why we really have Christmas. They get filled with Santa and presents but we want them to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Santa got some small gifts this year since we are really trying to declutter and downsize. The kids always get so much!

No comments: