Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Will Find Me...

Ahh, it is Christmas Eve. :)

We are continuing our family tradition of going to see a movie this afternoon. It's not so much which movie we see but that we go. Some movies we've seen on Christmas Eve were not something I would pick but the popular vote trumps all other selections.  Every now and then I can be found to be napping in the theater.  I am not sure if a nap is in order yet for this year's movie pick. We are going to see the Hobbit. :)  Two of the boys have already seen it but really wanted to see it again and everyone else seemed to be on board with that as well so the Hobbit it is!  

We went to see The Hobbit and we all enjoyed it.  I will admit to napping a time or two but was promptly nudged when I did. :)  

After the movie we came home, had hot chocolate and read from the scriptures about the birth of the Savior.  After reading we each shared memories of Christmases past then the kids each opened a present.  Each year the kids draw names and they get a present for the person whose name they drew and that is the Christmas Eve present that they open. 

The stockings were hung from the chimney with care....

Annah with her gift from Abigail

Annah showing the back...Abigail's taping job....masking tape!!

Abigail with her present from Annah

Jacob with his from Andrew

Andrew with his gift from Jordan

Jordan with his gift from Jacob...yes, with part of a hamburger wrapper that was tangled in the wrapping! Those Twinkies might be worth a lot of money on eBay!

 Kids, cats and dog... :)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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