Christmas Eve is spent with the inlaws, they come up mid afternoon and we have a nice dinner (my homemade spaghetti and meatballs) and this year we decided to attend church down the street, something my MIL had been missing out on since coming to spend Christmas Eve at our house. I was excited that Mother Nature didn't rain on our parade this year, and so we were able to do luminaries. We got rained out the last 2 years. It was nice that the boys are all older so they were able to help out more getting them ready.
|Getting the bags prepped!|
|Evan helps put the candles into the bags!|
|Each bag gets a scoop of kitty litter and a candle|
|David was excited to help light them.|
|The luminaries all lit! They are so pretty when the glow!|
After church we got back to have the boys open their traditional Christmas pajamas. This year they were actually excited for the ones that I chose!
|Traditional Christmas Eve gift!|
|Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...|
|Ready for bed!|
|The beauty of a glowing Christmas tree!|
|The traditional scavenger hunt!|
|Our annual Christmas morning picture!|
|The boys finding out that we are going to NYC in April to see the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway!|