Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Eve

I sort of took an unintentional blog break. I got up to Indiana with full intentions of blogging, but suddenly it dawned on me, I should just focus on these people who want to spend time with me. So I told my blog, it's not you, it's me, and we took a break. 

But now we are back together and it's all good. 

Overwhelming, but good. 

So I begin on Christmas Eve, my most FAVORITE day of the year. Because I believe the best part to almost anything is the anticipation. 

Jami and I began a tradition three years ago I think? We meet up on Christmas Eve morning for breakfast at McDonald's, even though I'm thinking next year we should do Cracker Barrel, what you think James?

But no matter where we go, I just love that we have this tradition. 

 Christmas Eve is all about preparations

Setting up the cute stuff

And lighting all the candles.

And you must know that my romantic side loves all the candlelight.

It's just good ambiance.

Then Dad reads the Christmas story from Luke

And this year Mom read something to us too.

And then we dove in! And of course we have the traditional, 'round the table shot. Missing Jaclyn (who had to work) and of course missing Aunt Linda...

But other than eating and preparing, there is just lots of hanging out.

You will find us all scattered around the house

Lingering and talking.

And hopefully getting out hands on our sweet Christmas gift this year!

Hope was all about that!

And once the last cup of coffee is gone, the last cinnamon roll eaten, and the last person is finished lingering, it's time to get to business.

Because the BIG DAY is just hours away....


Lynne and Nick said...

welcome back! :) Happy New Year!!

Susie said...

Looks like a great time!! Hope you all have a Happy New Year!!

Jami said...

Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year too. So glad we can continue our tradition. And... I can't wait till you are older and you host Christmas and you set the table up like that and give everyone assigned seats. Cause you know you will!