Merry Merry!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas :) This year our celebrating isn’t over yet. We usually do a Christmas Eve celebration with my sister and her family. Since poor Heather had to work on Christmas Eve this year it was re-scheduled to the Wednesday coming up. It feels nice to extend things and try and make it last longer.

Since we have never had a free Christmas Eve we were a little unsure what to do with ourselves. Tom and I took the kids out to a beautiful German Christmas shop we like to visit, then to explore a flea market near that which used to be an old factory building and is lots of fun to wander through.

Then we had lunch out and headed home to wrap last minute gifts, watch cheesy Christmas movies (Ernest Saves Christmas), cook breakfast for dinner together, and then open our Christmas Eve gifts (always pjs!). Once Santa’s cookies and milk were set out and the kids were off to bed I read A Christmas Carol to Tom, that was fun and actually the first time I have the story. It was an unusual Christmas Eve for us, but still very nice in it’s own way.

I’ll try and post again tomorrow…I can share some of my gifts, some gifts I made, and some more of our Christmas decorations before it seems “too late” ;)