{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Eve Joy & Luminary Lights

Our Christmas Eve morning started out lazy, it was filled with candy canes and cookies! Why not!?! It then got very busy, as we made apple bars, gingerbread cookies, chocolate covered pretzels & strawberries with mini brownies, to take to Grandmother & Grandpa's, yummmmmmy!!!

That evening we went over to Grandmother and Grandpa's house for a wonderful dinner of stuffed shells and luminaries. This was Orion's first year to actually light the candles himself! Ethan helped out by helping Grandpa put the candles in the bag. He also took it upon himself to happily come behind Grandpa and Orion and snub the candles out with his finger! Live and learn, right? We later found wax residue on his finger and thumb:) Sorry for all the blurry shots... it was quite dark when we started.

We also decorated our gingerbread cookies for Santa to enjoy later that evening!

Ethan enjoyed a pre-dinner mini brownie... yum yum!
~Evening Antics~

When we returned home, once Ethan was in bed, Ken and Orion put together his train table.

~My Elves~

Orion placed his Christmas Wish List, a picture he colored for the elves (for Santa to take back), and his own personal letter to Santa asking how Mrs. Clause & Rudolph were and to please sign in the box before he left, which he did! Santa also filled our stockings to the brim and ate most of the gingerbread cookies we left for him!

~Christmas Eve~
We hope your Christmas Eve was filled with just as many memorable moments as ours!

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