Our family's (the four of us) tradition with celebrating on Christmas Eve started before our kids were born. We made and ate a fantastic dinner (beef tenderloin, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, bread, and garlic red potatoes), then headed off to the Christmas Eve service at church. I grew up always going to church on Christmas Eve, so it has now become part of our tradition. When we got home, we wanted to open gifts with some hot chocolate and cookies. It was a great idea, but got to be hard with Jeremy getting into everything and Gracie getting really hyper from all the sugar. We'll have to rethink that idea next year! We did absolutely nothing on Christmas Day, and it was great! First thing in the morning, the kids found that "Santa" had left them a present and stockings. For dinner, we met up with Jennifer and Jason's mom at Dai Bai Dang. No one wanted to cook, but we all wanted to be together. We came back to our house and played games after putting the kids to bed. (We took quite a few pictures over this holiday season. Click on the picture on the right to see them).
This is my last post of the year!!! It has been an amazing year for our family and we are grateful for God's continued guidance and provision. Thank you for being in our lives- many wishes to everyone for a healthy and blessed 2009!