This year, J and I decided to stay the night so that we could have our Christmas Morning/Santa gifts on Christmas Day as my family has always done.
We went over to my parent's house around dinner time on Friday afternoon to eat some stew my mom made and to help bake some yummy treats, including Santa's chocolate chip cookies. J was in charge of the Santa cookies. He did a great job! I tried the batter and said "they taste very vanilla-y?" He re-read the instructions and realized instead of the 1 TEASPOON the recipe called for he added 1 TABLESPOON! OOPS! =) They were still really good....the dough however didn't rise properly haha.
Since it was going to be so late after church got out, we decided to do our family Christmas pictures and light seeing BEFORE church. This was a great idea because there were a LOT of lights on at 9:30 vs midnight!
Here are some of the family pictures from before Christmas Eve Service
|J and I setting up our new tripod before getting ready|
|My family goofing off during pictures =) typical.|
|Merry Married Christmas|
Christmas morning we woke up and went to see what Santa brought us! For those of you curious, our Santa gifts are the 'big' gift of the year. =)
|Obligatory Christmas Morning Picture =)|
|Can you believe this big tongue fits in his head?!|
|He was SO patient! =)|
What were some of your Christmas Eve Traditions this year??