Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Eve

milk and cookies for santa is not the only Christmas Eve tradition in this house. Before we get to bed we make sure we find the pickles in the tree. Each kiddo has a hidden pickle to find which allows them to open one gift if they find it.

every year, this one is the last to find a pickle

still looking
texting someone that he found the pickle. sheesh.
and every year they pretend to forget that it's new jammies they will open.
and a certain someone every year is so excited he changes into them right there under the tree.
i love this picture! peeking outside to catch a glimpse of santa.
another tradition is throwing corn out for the reindeer.
luckily it wasn't so cold this year

So this was Christmas morning on the steps.
and this, well, this was the excitement of seeing what was left under the tree overnight.

yikes. the elves must've been pretty tired when they wrapped this. i don't think the boys noticed
the following is simply fun and frenzy!

truly the best part of Christmas
is celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus
and gathering as a family to sing happy birthday to Him.
we hope you enjoyed spending time with your family
this Christmas season and wish you a healthy and happy New Year.

"the very purpose of Christ's coming into the world,
was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men.
He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas." - Rev. Billy Graham

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