Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

It is finally here...the two days that we wait all year for! Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Our family plans are rather uncomplicated, thankfully. We do the same things pretty much every year...it's great that way. Today, Christmas Eve, we go to my parents' house. Dinner is tonight, but the kids and I usually go around midday to hang out, visit, help in the kitchen, etc. Just be together basically, it's honestly the best part of the day...before lots more aunts, uncles, and cousins come over for dinner. Not that I don't love that part too, but we always have such a nice day chillin with my mom and sisters! Then we will be back home tonight around 9 or so...depends on how much work Santa has to do tonight. Christmas morning starts early around here, of course! We will open presents here then head out to my in-laws around 11 or so for a noon Christmas dinner. At their house we play the Dirty Santa game...I still have to get a gift for it! Oops! I was trying to be extra creative with my gift, but I've totally given up on that and am just going for a normal gift. I kept thinking about a box of tampons or something that a guy may choose to unwrap that would be hilarious, but meh, I'm kinda over that now. I think I'll just go for something regular. Aka, boring! Oh well. But after hanging at their house all day, we will go back to my mom and dad's and open presents there...we don't do many presents on Christmas Eve, just what the extended fam brings, so we go back to open presents. And we will probably nibble on some food, too. Then we come home, and collapse!! Seriously, we have done this exact same routine for 14 Christmases now. It works great! So let the celebration begin! And in case you don't remember what we're celebrating:

"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.' Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

'Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth good will to men.'"

2 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

SO much to be grateful for - wishing you the BEST Christmas!! :-)

HangryPants said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!