Christmas was such an enjoyable event for me this year. I was so excited to have Kristy and their family over for Christmas Eve dinner. I had in mind the perfect Christmas Eve involving most of my family traditions. Everyone graciously participated and the evening was everything I wanted it to be. Thanks Dirk and Kristy and kids!
We improvised a dining room table in our fun new dining room. The red walls added a fun festive color. Dinner included layered Christmas color jello that just ended up in a blob on the plates- but oh well, it tasted good! Russ, of course, was hungry right when we sat down to eat, so I missed out on some of it, but that was okay.
I love setting a beautiful table, expecially using the Christmas china Rob bought me a couple years ago. Thanks, honey- I love it!! (It only took me half a day of searching through boxes to find my green table cloth my mom gave me a few years ago. It was worth it!)
These pictures are a little out of order, but I am too lazy to correct it. After dinner we gathered around for some musical performances. We heard a trumpet solo by Jonah, and Mathew, Andrew and Seth played their Christmas piano solos. Emma sang a song. Then we read the Christmas account in the Bible, and afterward sang through Christmas carols, religious and fun. No Christmas Eve is complete without Christmas music, right? Rob was sure that the kids wouldn't last very long doing that, but they enjoyed it! Thanks kids for participating! After the sing-a-long, we let the kids open their gifts from the Weaver cousin exchange. Then, the Lish's looked out the window to see a blizzard and decided they had better get home so Santa could come.
lining up to see what Santa brought.