Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Eve

I know I have been really slow in posting about our Christmas.  We have had such a wonderful few days!!  I think it may have been the best Christmas ever.  Just simple fun with family and friends.  It has been very relaxing and low key which is wonderful!! 

Going back to Christmas Eve...  I started the day by taking my life into my own hands.  I went to Walmart.  I had just one more thing to get.  It actually wasn't too bad.  
 We then headed over to Matt's parents house to celebrate Christmas with them.  We had a yummy ham lunch (only traditional Christmas food we had).  Of course there were lots of presents!!

 Kate was so excited to get the Frozen Lego set.  It was a total surprise and she was jumping up and down.  It was so much fun to watch.
 The kids had a great time putting together Legos while we ate Mema's yummy cookies.
 It was so great to get to spend time with Mema and Opa.  So thankful for them and how special they are to us.
 Then it was off to the Christmas Eve service at church.  It was a really nice service although Kate was a bit wiggly.  We lit candles at the end which is always interesting with kids.  It was a great way to get our focus on Jesus and what He means to us!

 We had to continue our Christmas Eve tradition of getting China Cook take out.  We have done it for 8 years!  Hopefully it is a tradition we can continue for many years.
 We came home and ate our Chinese food and had a Happy Birthday Jesus party.  Matt read from Luke chapter 2.
 Last thing for the evening was putting out cookies and milk for Santa along with a note to Santa.
 I love how Ben said "just in case you forgot."  He was just making sure he got that last chance to put in his list!
Then it was off to bed for 2 kiddos.  They had visions of sugar plumbs dancing in their heads for sure.  So much excitement!  And it wasn't just the kids who were excited...