Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Well, it went by just as fast as it came... Christmas 2010 is now a memory.  But, what a wonderful memory it is!!!  As is our custom, we attended the Candlelight Lord's Supper Service with my family on Christmas Eve.  It's always so wonderful to sit in the quiet sanctuary, reflect on the past year, and remember all that Christ has done for you.  Sitting there with my family is so special.  I treasure that time with them so much!

After the service we go to my mom and dad's house for Christmas Eve munchies!!!  Greenberg turkey sandwiches, rotel cheese dip, 7-layer dip, chips, sausage balls, pigs-in-the-blanket, and DESSERTS!!!  My mother makes the most wonderful CHOCOLATE desserts you've ever tasted!  Oreo truffles, mini chocolate pecan pies, fudge, cream cheese and chocolate chip swirl cakes, chocolate and caramel brownies!!!... you have to eat dessert in shifts so you can get a taste of everything!  It is heavenly!  :-)

The food is always followed by gifts... tons of gifts.  With 4 kids in my family and four spouses and seven grandchildren... you can just imagine!!  It's a fabulous time, especially watching the kids!  This year they all put on their Christmas pj's that my mom bought them.  They all looked so precious!  Here are some snapshots of our evening...

Mallory and Jack decked out in their Christmas best for the Candlelight Service

We let the kids open the gifts we had for them before going to the Candlelight Service.
Mallory loved her "Mr. Rabbit" from Alice in Wonderland.

Jack got a Snoopy and an Old Navy baseball cap.

My Daddy and Mama

Mallory loved her new coat, Twinkle Toes!, and rolling princess backpack Nana and Papa gave her!!!

And, Jack was crazy about his Mickey Mouse rolling backpack!!!

My sweet Mallory

After all the gifts were opened, Daddy read the Christmas Story from Luke 2 and the kids placed the nativity pieces in place as they were mentioned.  This has been a special tradition for my family every Christmas Eve!

We tried to get a picture of all the cousins in their pj's. 
Can you tell what Jack thought about that!?!

He was NOT a happy camper!  :-)  HA!
Isn't that a hoot?!?!  Pictures with Santa he's ok with!
Pictures with his cousins make him cry!
Unbelievable!  :-)

I hope you had a very, merry Christmas!!!
We sure did!


Ann said...

Aweee what a lovely Christmas your family had. Beautiful pictures and I love all the Christmas PJ's!

Michelle said...

Such cute pictures.
The pj's are adorable.
I would love a "Mr. Rabbit" from Alice in Wonderland.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

There are a lot of Christmas posts, but none as important as this one...

Happy New glad to have a few days to read blogs..

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