Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

We came home from Houston on Christmas Eve. We left at 9:30am, so that we could be home in plenty of time to go to our church's Christmas Eve service at 4:00. We stopped in Corsicana for lunch at around 1:00. While we were eating, I got a text from my friend, Leah, saying that it was snowing in our town. What in the world?!?! The high had been in the 70s just the day before. We were totally shocked! Needless to say, the closer that we got to home, the worse that the traffic and roads got. By the time that we got home, it was too late to go to the Christmas Eve service. I was so, so sad about missing it. It really in one of my favorite services of the year. Nothing beats singing about the birth of Christ in a sanctuary filled with candles on Christmas Eve.

So, we settled for unpacking our car, watching the snow fall, and singing Christmas carols in our living room. The snow was so gorgeous! I don't even remember the last time that we had a truly White Christmas! The thought of snow on the ground for Christmas morning made my heart so happy!

We did all of our traditional Christmas Eve activities - opening Christmas pajamas, baking cookies for Santa, sprinkling reindeer food on the lawn, reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, and reading the Christmas story. It was a precious time with our family of 4. :)

Our babies in their Christmas jammies...

Clayton making cookies for Santa
(Yep, we used store bought dough. I had every intention of making homemade, but after a week away from home, it just didn't happen. Clayton made homemade sugar cookies with my mom in Houston. Doesn't that count for anything? ;) )

Cookies & milk set out for Santa (And carrots and water for the reindeer)
Clayton sprinkled his reindeer food from preschool on our snow covered lawn.

It was so neat to see it glitter in the snow. :)
Daddy read the Christmas story from Clayton's Jesus Storybook Bible
He also read Twas the Night Before Christmas
What a wonderful evening! We were all giddy with anticipation of Christmas morning...


Sarah said...

Hey Sarah, it's your old friend from Kiest. I found your blog through Emily's. You have a beautiful family.
I love the dishes for Santa and the reindeer. Where did you get those?

Holly said...

It makes my heart happy to see your family so happy! These are treasured family memories that will stay with your boys forever. I can't wait to hear about all this from Clayton!