Thursday, December 24, 2009

...and to all a good night

Every Christmas Eve was always the same growing up. We always spent it with my grandpa, eating pizza (you can read more about that here), with my aunts and uncles and cousins. We went to church, sang "Silent Night" by candlelight, then hurried home to eat more leftover pizza, rounding out the day with a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

This year, there was some familiarity to Christmas Eve's past. But we're also trying to find our own traditions to start for James, for our family.

We made Christmas cookies this morning (the oven is fixed, yay)!

We still ate pizza. It took a couple calls to find one open at 6:00, and when we did get an answer they didn't sound too thrilled to be working on Christmas Eve. But who can blame them?

We started a new tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve...pajamas (pictures to come tomorrow morning).

We said goodbye to Charlie the Elf. See ya next year, buddy!
And of course we read Twas the Night Before Christmas (we have this is awesome).
But my favorite part of the day was Christmas Eve service at The Chapel. And in particular this song. My prayer is that we all would remember why we celebrate this day, that this is the day that the Lord sent his son to earth.
"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10-11

Merry Christmas to all...

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