Friday, January 01, 2010

{Christmas Eve}

Christmas Eve was so much fun! We loved having my parents and 3 of my siblings: Erin, Bryce & Fam, and Reese & Fam. It was a houseful, and that was the best part!
We started off the day at The Original Pancake was Addy's 'half order' of strawberry pancakes!

We got take out Chinese Food for dinner. This has become a little tradition of I can save my energy for the meal on Christmas Day. Yum! Then the kids decorated sugar cookies to leave out for Santa.

Next was our little Christmas Eve program...complete with a live nativity (I think I have done this every year of my entire life), songs, games, and of course, unwrapping new PJ's!

We finished off the night with "The Night Before Christmas" from Grandpa Dalley.

It was so nice of everyone to join us...the kids loved it! Carson was frustrated that he couldn't fall asleep that night...just too anxious for Santa to come! Trev and I had an unlucky surprise at his clinic later that night when he found out the water heater broke and was leaking water from the roof! Ah! I left at midnight with the carpet cleaner to get the water out of the carpets and minimize the damage (thank heavens for my parents staying at our house!). Not really anyone you can call on Christmas Eve! Thanks to my sister for helping out too! We got to bed around 2:30 am...oh what fun on Christmas Eve! But we felt blessed Trevor happened to go by that evening. The damage would have been 10 times worse had he not discovered it until Monday. And, the landlord had a new water heater installed by Sunday. Oh the joys of being self-employed :-)


Darin and Melinda 9:02 PM  

Wow! You guys were busy, and had so much fun! So sorry about the water heater...uggh! Great pics!

Carmen Goetschius 12:18 AM  

Just caught up on the blog. Awesome pics. We have a wii here as well and have played endless games of Mario. I head back to Philadelphia tomorrow. We'll talk soon! Good luck as you get back into a regular routine this week-- BTW, glad you discovered the leak before you had a major disaster on your hands! Aaaah, life.

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