It was a relaxing day full of fun memories.
Traditionally, we fill the stockings on Christmas Eve. Each stocking gets a book, orange tic tacs, toothbrush, stickers (for the girls), pretties (for the girls), a camping/hunting item (for the boys) and a few other random things.
This year there was a special gift in memory of their Papa Jerry (Brian's dad who passed away in August).
They were Angel ornaments made out of the ties he wore.
The children were up WAY early with great excitement. In their excitement, they prepared our breakfast fruit platter, lit candles and set the buffet with little snacks.
At 6:40am, Hudson played Joy to the World on the piano while the rest of the children stood at our bedroom door singing. (Brian and I thought it was cutest thing EVER!) We laughed ourselves out of bed and got ready for the day of celebrating!
Santa flies right over our house and does not stop - in other words there is no Santa in our home.
Lots of Jesus!
We did the last Adornament
(ornaments, each with a name of Jesus. ie: True Vine, Bread of Life, Lion of Judah, Bright Morning Star etc.)
~ ~A few pictures from the day ~ ~
Abbi - a new vest, scrapbook supplies, western belt
Maggie - playmobil vet clinic, doll clothes
Caleb - weightlifting bench, Cabela's gift card
Tessa - doll baby, dress up shoes, puzzles
Dani Rae - a doll and clothes, playmobil chapel
Elizabeth - doll and clothes, playmobil chapel
Weston - spar gear, Ironman watch, Cabela's gift card
Hudson - spar gear, Cabela's gift card
And lots of new games to play!
We are a family that loves the challenge and the time together as we play many different games.
We took our time throughout the day as we opened presents and enjoyed them as we opened.
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
May the joy and peace of Jesus be in your hearts!