Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Christmas Eve To Remember

Our day started slowly.  The best way for a Christmas Eve Day to begin.  Our children were so tired from the past few late evenings, they let us sleep in.  We made our way through the morning, and then into the afternoon without too many challenges.

It became noon and we were still moving at a relaxing speed.  We did have a tiny bit of shopping to wrap up the Christmas Gift Giving purchases. I was cringing at the thought of doing any shopping today, but unfortunately it couldn’t be avoided.  Crazily enough, it was peaceful in both the stores we ventured out to. A total shocker!  The two stores I thought would be a disaster were Wal-Mart and Future Shop.  It seems that we made a great decision in strategizing the best time to go out today.  We sailed through our little lists and were quickly headed back for home.

Then it was time to prepare a buffet of goodies for Jeremy’s mom and Trevor to enjoy with us before we headed out to Christmas Eve service.  I took advantage of Peytons mini-nap to get as much done as possible without the usual distractions.

Our guests arrived and we enjoyed a nice late afternoon together before we all got on our way to once again to our yearly tradition of Christmas Eve Service.  We enjoyed some singing, laughter, candle lighting and of course some entertainment from our little ones.  My favorite thing about the service every year is that it is a reminder of to my family of the peace and love of Christ and what it is we celebrate at Christmas.  It brings the season into perspective for me year every year, and it didn’t disappoint once again.

We then went home to spend some more time together and unwrapping some gifts and our Christmas Stockings. And of course a little more eating. The cheer and joy was fantastic.  We all were thrilled with our treats and gifts and went to bed dreaming of a White Christmas.  Well, it is now 12:30 am and the snowflakes haven’t started falling.  Sigh.  What a disappointment:(

Peace on earth, and goodwill to all men!

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