The theme for the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year is: How do you celebrate Christmas Eve?
Well ever since Brian and I started dating as teenagers, we celebrate Christmas Eve with his family. This has always worked out for us, since my family comes together and celebrates on Christmas morning. I have never not been home/at mom's for Christmas morning.
We have always gone to church together Christmas Eve, then home for a dinner together. At first we had Christmas Eve dinner at my in-laws. Once we began having children, they thought it easier for us to have the meal at our home. And it was. As of the last several years, now that two of our three children are adults and grandma and grandpa are up in years, it is easier on them if we do their home for the meal. No matter where the meal has been, we have a ham with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and rolls. We have a different desert each year.
When dinner is eaten, and dishes are done, we open presents together. This has always worked out well for us also, as we open our family gifts(and used to be Santa's gifts as well) on Christmas morning before heading off to my mom's for another round!
Here is the ornament I stitched up for Brian last Christmas.
Two of our three kids watched A Charlie Brown Christmas this week. What a classic! 50 years old!! Can you believe it?! Here is my very favorite part.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends! I will still be stitching. How about you?
Stitching and praying,