Monday, December 30, 2013

CHRISTmas 2013

We had a fabulous Christmas! We spent time celebrating Jesus' birth with those we love. Christmas Eve and Christmas morning were so much fun with the kids at this age! 
We went to the Methodist Church's 5:00 candlelight service. Seth's mom joined us. To me, Silent Night with a room full of lifted up, lit candles is a lovely way to spend Christmas Eve. 

A more normal picture

We got home around 6:30 and fed the kids dinner. We made our cookies for Santa (slice-and-bake white chocolate macadamia nut). 
After sprinkling the reindeer food on the lawn and reading the Christmas story, we tucked the kids in bed. They wanted to have a sleepover (what else is new???) so they slept together in James' room. They went out in record time, knowing Santa wouldn't come until they were asleep. 
Seth grew up having Cornish Hen for a Christmas meal so this has become our Christmas Eve dinner. It takes an hour to bake, so we ate after the kids went to bed. It was a nice little date night! My family always did oyster stew and crabcakes. I think it's interesting to hear what people eat this time of year. We had sweet potato soldiers and spinach salad with pears and feta cheese as a side.

I was worried the kids would wake up before us and come downstairs, so I got up early. Those stinkers slept until 7:15. I was SO ready for them to wake up!

All James asked for was a "white garbage truck". This is what Santa delivered and James absolutely loved it!

Adelyn was all over the board on her wish list. One item that kept popping up was the hugglepod. She found it in a catalog and Santa brought it! It's pretty cool- it has a thick cushion on the bottom and hugs you as you sit and read books. 

Grandma and Grandpa stopped by to see us Christmas morning!

Guess what??!! We are getting a new dog!! Yippee! My gift to Seth was dog accessories and a poem revealing that our family will pick out a new dog. Our house is just not the same without one. 

Next, we ate waffles and sang Happy Birthday Jesus!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

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