I need to get these Christmas posts out of the way.
We spent Christmas Eve at home. Pat spent the day cooking, and I tried to spend the day cleaning and preparing, but got none of that done until Ry and Sam spent a few hours at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
Pat’s parents (Mar and Jer!) and brother Jim joined us for dinner. Pat cooked a marvelous meal of turkey, dressing, sweet potato bake (which was basically a dessert), a green bean/red pepper dish, butter rolls (Baker’s Wife) and cookies for dessert. It was all really, really good.
We snapped a few family photos and hung out.
By 7:30 I was more than ready for the children to be nestled snug in their beds, so Ry and Sam got on their jammies and set out a plate of cookies for Santa. Ryan made sure Santa only got THREE cookies, because if he ate more than that then there wouldn’t be enough left for Ryan.
A lovely Christmas Eve was had by all, if I do say so myself!