Like many families, we have a tradition of opening a gift of Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. We also open one more gift. Not sure how that tradition got started, but it’s one we have.
There always seems to be a kitty available for playing with bows and ribbons.
Then it was time to watch A Muppet Christmas Carol. Another family tradition for Christmas Eve.
After the movie, I made a spinach and cheese strata for Christmas morning. Fresh spinach and Gruyère cheese! Sooo good!
Christmas Day was long but fun. DH was, of course, the first one up. He got a lot done before anyone else stirred. After a breakfast of warm strata, we spent the morning getting ready for our older son and his family to come for Christmas.
Fuzzy blanket, cup of coffee and toffee bar crunch biscotti…almost ready for opening presents! BTW, how do you like our spray painted folding chairs? Red ones and green ones.
After everyone settled in, DH read the account of the first Christmas from Luke 2:1-20.
Ready to open stockings!
The twins’ favorite gifts were their bicycles.
Pa’s new light-weight ladder…
We took a break from the gifting and had our dinner…finger foods and appetizers. Yummy and easy!
This day is one of celebration. Of family and of love, of giving and receiving, but most of all, of Christ.
May your New Year be full of Christ’s great gift of love.