Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Eve


Our little house has been so cozy this year. I've really enjoyed having a house for the holiday instead of our apartment. We had a few people over, and really just enjoyed our space.


This Snail ornament is the new edition to our tree this year!


It was fun pulling out our old favorites too... like Eric's Eggs.


By the time Christmas Eve rolled around, we were all full of the Christmas spirit.




With the Christmas Spirit in tow... we took our annual Christmas Eve Photo! I love looking back at these year after year.


 
Once we got our annual photo completed, we headed to Ute's daughter's house to pay our respects to our departed friend. It was nice to start off our Christmas eve remembering Ute's Joy during this time of year.
 

After Ute's we headed to Gene & Christina's house! The little ones were VERY excited for Christmas eve. Demitra let me take the photo above... the rest of them I had to work Very hard for!


We started our night out by going to Christmas eve service at their home church.



Then, we came back to the house and made our traditional meal of Oyster Stew, a few crab legs and baked potatoes! Grandma taught Eric how to make Oyster Stew. He had fun working with her in the kitchen!





After dinner, we took a few family photos... (Bruce would be proud) and then opened our gifts to each other!




I love the pure unbridled joy of Children (and adult children) at Christmas Time!



After presents, I helped Demitra get cookies and milk set out for Santa.



She was so excited to show her Mom what she did!


Meanwhile, Grandma & Eric hung out in the living room. We left shortly after that, and headed home for bed time. It got late fast!


It was so great spending the evening with the Kneeland family. And... Grandma gave me a hand knit afghan... LOVE it... It's actually on my lap, right NOW!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful in every way! ~Carol

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