We spent the first half of Christmas Eve day baking and cleaning.The kids were so helpful and wanted everything to be just perfect. We then met a whole bunch of family from both sides to go see "Tangled". Can I just say that it was the CuTeST movie! Everyone loved it- even the men.
We then went home and the kids exchanged gifts from one another and received their new pajamas like they do every Christmas Eve.
We then headed over to my brother's house for dinner, games, stories, "Christmas Vacation" movie and made magical reindeer food to spread on the lawn. It kept the kids occupied for the most part, they still would every once in a while ask when it was time to go home and go to bed-Only on Christmas Eve do I hear those words from my kids!!
Before bed we read the "Christmas Story" from the bible and bore our testimonies of the love we have for Jesus, and how we as a family and as individuals can become more like Him. I am so thankful for my Savior, for His love, His example, and for His BIGGEST gift of all to mankind.
Can't forget to put out the milk and fudge for Santa. Yes, fudge. One year we didn't have time to make cookies and I had made fudge the night before. The kids insist that it has to be fudge now because they are convinced that their Christmas loot has gotten better since we switched over, ha ha! They also made Thank you cards to Santa.
Christmas morning the kids were up bright and early, eagerly waiting to see what was in store for them. Paul and I happily granted their wish. We remember all too well what it was like being children on Christmas morning.
Santa was very good to us this year (he usually is though)
My parents came and had breakfast and spent some time with the kids.
We went to Paul's parents later on.
It was a very Merry Christmas!