Christmas Eve

We go to Mason's parents house for Christmas and this is our routine every year. We get into town the night before Christmas Eve, that way we can wake up and enjoy every minute of Christmas Eve. It consists of doing a whole of nothing. Aunt Martha Jan comes up too and we won't know what to when she gets married or decides to do something else. It will be a sad year! We eat lots of appetizers, dips, etc and have a lazy day. Then we open presents from each other. The boys start asking to open presents around 12:00pm and we hold them off until about 4:00 or 5:00pm. Then we snack some more and Larry's family comes over and they make a festive drink called silly-bulb (spelling?). I will ask Mason what all goes in the drink and I will let you know. It is a long standing tradition that will have to be passed down. We go on a golf cart ride and start looking on the internet to see where Santa has been and when he is heading to our house. Then we put out food for the reindeer and go in to make a glass of milk, cookies and cheese (for Santa Mouse). The boys were so excited, but went to sleep and slept till 7:30 on Christmas morning.

On Christmas day we play with toys until around lunchtime then we head over to Grandma Walker's house for a wonderful meal and family time. Then we come home for about an hour of nap/rest time then it is off to Mammy's house (Jan's mom). We eat dinner and spend time with her family. There are lots of cousins and it is loud, crazy and so much fun.

So, you see why we chill on Christmas Eve because we are resting up for Christmas day!

We had a great trip and Pop and GranJan are always wonderful hosts!

JL hung the stockings the minute we arrived.

The local fire station comes by and brings Santa every year.

This is what Aunt Martha Jan brought Mac-He loved it!

Buzz Lightyear!

We both asked for and got rain boots this year.

Looking for santa!

Making Silly-Bulb drink

Putting out the cookies and milk for Santa.

Last picture before going to bed on Christmas Eve.

1 comment:

The Smith Family said...

Ooo! I love your sassy rain boots! So fun!