Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ready for Christmas! {Christmas Eve 2010}

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I'm happy to say we are all ready for Christmas. 

My Mother came to town on Monday and she has since been busy helping me decorate.  We actually began the decor yesterday after 3pm and finished up at 12pm today, sleeping through the night of course!  We put small trees in each of the kids rooms, plenty of stockings hanging everywhere, two trees fully covered (our main one and Emma's candy tree on the kitchen countertop.  Even the laundry and bathroom have decorations.  I kept the outdoors simple by hanging wreaths without bows and a winter flag on the porches, with a red light on our front porch and a green one at the back door. A decorated Christmas wreath hangs upon the front door.  Santa and Frosty greet everyone on the back porch.  As every year, the drunken elf hit each of the deer leaving chaos throughout the deer antlers inside the house and baby Jesus is sweetly nestled in His manger awaiting the day of his birth to arrive.  The kids are sooo excitedly thrilled at all of the Christmas decorations, though they were very sad to have Mama leave to go to their Aunts for Christmas.

Tomorrow will be a very busy day for us all.  Josh is going duck hunting in the morning, then he's supposed to come home around lunchtime to take the kids to get out of my hair while do something fun while I help Santa out wrap the montage of gifts.  We go to our annual Christmas Eve dinner with Ms. Jean around 5pm, drive around after to look at Christmas lights, then back home to finish up Christmas cookies, reindeer feeding, Milk and Cookies for Santa, open our Christmas Eve gifts and to bed they go while I stay up all night finishing the present wrapping.

By Saturday we are supposed to have snow so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there will at least be a little for Christmas morn.  Regardless, we will be up between 6am and 7am, cracking open the packages, playing with all the fun new stuff, and filling up on yummy cookies, milk and egg nog for breakfast.  Later in the day we head next door to Grami's to open gifts there, then back home to play for the rest of the night. 

The kids I can hardly wait.  I love this time of year.  I love spending time with my babies and seeing their sweet faces on Christmas morning. 

It's gonna be a great weekend yall! 

Merry CHRISTmas to everyone!!! 

3 comments:

  1. How exciting that your mom was there to help you decorate.
    I would love to see pictures :)

    We like eggnog and we open one present on Christmas Eve. That's tonite, can hardly wait.

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Christmas eve was wonderful, as was Christmas Day. It was nice to have my Mom make those memories with my kids and they really enjoyed it. I hope you also had a very Merry Christmas and also have a blessed New Year!!

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