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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve

We had invited Web, Darlene & Adrienne Brown over for an early dinner, before our Christmas Eve service at church. We were overdue for a get together with this sweet family & it's hard to get in their schedule because Web works out of town. They joined us for lasagna & salad, they brought brownies. (If you don't know already, Darlene makes really good brownies!) We enjoyed catching up & laughing until it was time to go. Adrienne fits right in with our boys, she's not intimidated at all! Here's a few pictures of the kids sprinkling their reindeer food (dry oats w/glitter to help them spot their landing pad) on the lawn where Santa & his reindeer are to land. Nick, Web & DarleneWeb & Darlene brought me a very thoughtful gift! Darlene must have read my blog! Thank you Web & Darlene!
After our candlelight service at church we brought home the poinsettia that Gammy purchased at church in honor of Grandpa & Grandma Cooper, her parents. Isn't it beautiful? It's called an 'Icecicle' poinsettia. We continued our tradition of the boys opening one gift on Christmas Eve. Always new PJs to sleep in!

Before bed the boys have to put out cookies for Santa. Since we had given away (and eaten) all of the Monster cookies we made, we had to use the peppermint Oreos in the cubbard. The CUTE plate was a gift from my pastor & his wife this year. Thanks Pastor Wayne & Michelle!!

After the boys went to bed I stuffed the stockings. In our house Santa brings one gift for each boy, everything else comes from Mommy, Daddy & Gammy. Saturday I found new stockings for the boys, which will make their debut next year.

I have to say that as I sat in church Thursday night I knew there was no other place I should be. What better place is there to be on Christmas Eve? Thank you Jesus


  1. Darci loves her some Adrienne :)

    We do the "one gift on Xmas eve" too...and it's always pj's too!!!

  2. It was a nice Christmas Eve, thanks for having us! AJ fits so well into your family - even for the advent front of the entire church! lol!

  3. i think pjs are so wonderful on Christkmas eve! my mom has done it our whole lives and 24 years later she still does! she even buys for scott and my sis-in law now! we love it!