Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Eve Joy

We started our Christmas Eve off right this morning--by sleeping in!  I think we all finally started getting up around 8:45.  Once we were all up and moving, we put on some decent clothes and went (with no makeup or anything!) to Jacks for breakfast.  Then we fought the crazy crowds to run a few errands in town before heading back home.

I locked myself in the bathroom/closet to do a little wrapping and this is what I dealt with:

Why yes, that IS little fingers under the bathroom door :)

After getting all the presents situated, I jumped on the treadmill for a quick 3 miles.  Then it was time to get ready for Christmas at Meme and Papa's. We started out the night with Kyndall reading the Christmas story from Luke 2.

And then posed for some family photos:

We ate TONS of great food.  (FYI:  My meme's banana pudding is AMAZING!)  Then we opened presents... and opened presents... and opened presents!  When we finally headed home it was 10:30.

The girls had lots of Christmas Eve preparations to take care of.  They had to put out the reindeer food:

And tell Messy goodbye until next year.  This was not nearly as heart-breaking as last year.  A quick hug and kiss and they were all good :)

We had not iced Santa's cookies yet, so that had to be done.  Everyone knows Santa prefers chocolate icing on his cookies.

When the girls were FINALLY tucked into bed and asleep, it was inching close to midnight.  Then Santa and Mrs. Clause had LOTS of work to do, so that is the reason for such a late blog post.  You know, just winding down, reminiscing about our day.  

Merry Christmas to you and your family, from our family:

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