Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Eve

It's always nice to have Christmas Eve on a Sunday. It sets the mood and reminds me of why we celebrate Christmas. We enjoyed a nice day at church. We didn't think we would be able to go to all three hours because Kennedy had a runny nose and we didn't want to send her to nursery. When we told her she wouldn't be going she was really upset. She wanted to be with the "other kids". Since her nose didn't run all of sacrament meeting we decided to stay. There weren't very many people at church because most of the people in our ward are students of some sort and go "home" for the holidays. We sang a lot of hymns at church.
Sunday night we went to the Cowley's for dinner. My quilting friends who stay around for the holiday get together on Christmas Eve and have soup, rolls, dessert, etc. and the kids put on some kind of production. This year I took "Black Forest Delight" which is basically a black forest cake. It was really good.
After dinner we took the kids on a little drive to see some lights. Kennedy had to use the bathroom so we didn't stay out long. Of course we have to continue the tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve--pajamas. Kennedy had a cute set of bunny pajamas from American Girl that Grandma Mary got for her and Tristan had two pair of dinosaur PJ's. Both kids looked cute.
We tucked the kids into bed hoping not to see them the rest of the night. All would have gone well but Tristan had some problem in the night and cried for two hours between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m.! Poor little guy has had some rough nights and we don't know what's wrong with him. However, that did not deter Santa.

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