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Monday, December 24, 2007

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Christmas is here!!! Well, almost...... only an hour and a half to go. We finally got the girls to bed..... Anna around 9:00...Bekah...... well I think she is still awake. She was practically bouncing off the walls. The mixture of sugar and excitement pretty much guaranteed us a struggle at bed time. But, alaDSC_2364s..... I think she has finally headed  off to sleepy town. :)

Tonight we went to Church. There is something that is so wonderful about Christmas Eve services. It helps to ground us on a holiday that could easily be all about the "give me's", and gives us a clear reminder of who and what we are celebrating. The music, scripture reading and children's story time made for a beautiful service. After church, everyone came back to our house for soup and munchies. It was a wonderful gathering of both family and friends ( if I do say so myself). I really enjoy hosting gatherings in our own home, and although I am not ready for the task and responsibility of hosting Christmas day.... I feel like I can handle soup buffets pretty well. I am starting to feel like we are making some of our own traditions now and I hope my girls look back on all these moments with fond affection.DSC_2395

Well.... we are headed to bed.....

So...... Merry Christmas everyone!! hope that your Christmas Eve was truly special and that your Christmas day is full of very special moments!

 

I have to show you some pictures of the girls in their Christmas outfits...... (the hats are my favorite!!!)

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Bekah insisted on wearing her ruby slippers with her outfit. They actually went perfectly!!

Pictures like this make me giddy about the fact that I have girls! :)

 

(Notice the dog in the bottom right hand corner..... going straight for the candy cane ;) )

 

Here's hoping we get more wonderful pictures tomorrow!

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