Have yourself a Merry Christmas.
It’s amazing how time flies these days. It’s Christmas time again. Are you traveling to see family and friends and spend time with them this holiday season? Or, are you staying home and host a big Christmas Party? Whichever it is, I bet it’s going be a wonderful event for everyone.
As for me and my family, we are celebrating Christmas Day at my parents-in-law’s home in Tyler. While making this post, my dear husband is currently prepping the brisket to put in the oven in a few for tomorrow’s Christmas Day dinner.
This Christmas Eve, we attended the church service at 6:00 P.M. When we got home after church and had dinner, we started the party. The children could not wait to open their Christmas presents. So after dinner, we head on and started the Christmas Party. They started opening gifts from the youngest kid to the oldest. Boy, they were so excited and anxious!
Opening Christmas presents.
So, the young ones had a great time opening their presents. I think everybody loved the stuff they got from the family. K was so excited to see if Santa will give her nice gifts for Christmas. We brought the reindeer food she received from the class Christmas Party at school since we’re at the grandparents’ house. We had to make sure Santa will stop by and drop off her presents. 🙂 Na-Na helped her scatter the reindeer food in the backyard. (FYI: Reindeer food is a mixture of oatmeal and glitters or sparkles.)
After the kids’ unwrapping presents, it was adults turn to open gifts and play the White Elephant Gift Exchange. We missed my brother-in-law and his wife in this year’s family Christmas Party because they’re both sick. Nephew M is in Florida and niece M and her family will be coming over tomorrow, Christmas Day.
It was a fun evening. So thankful for family, love, time, and the blessings we received all year.
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Hey, everyone! Christmas time is here again. Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? As with my household, we are always excited for Christmas. There are lots of fun holiday activities for kids, a number of Christmas party invites, huge feeling of Christmas cheer, and exciting shopping experiences during this most wonderful time of the year.
Assisting daddy with the decorations from the attic.
K helps decorate the Christmas tree.
We started decorating our home for Christmas the weekend we got home from our Thanksgiving travels. My darling daughter helped me decorate the Christmas tree. It’s so lovely and bright. I am adding white on our tree this time. Also, I put red cardinal birds on our tree. The idea of the cardinal bird as part of this year’s holiday decor came into my mind the moment I received a holiday mug, Christmas gift from my cousin in Oregon (thanks again N), with a cardinal design on it. Then while my family and I were strolling by the lake one fine afternoon during the holidays, I saw a pair of cardinal birds roosting upon a tree at the lake. I felt good inside. It’s just an uplifting thought for me.
One of my favorite coffee mugs. 🙂
Our Christmas tree 2016
We did not buy a new Christmas tree. And for the ornaments, I only bought a few white flowers from Michaels and the cardinal birds from Kohls. The mantel still needs decorating though. I still have to figure out where to put our Christmas stockings.
Christmas Party at my dear friend Dar’s residence in Benbrook, TX.
Gifts for the White Elephant game.
K: “We have to start writing my Christmas List, Mom.”
This was K told me while I was eating my supper last night. She was watching Peppa Pig on television around 8:00 P.M. last night and a commercial of some children’s toys showed up which reminded her of the ones she wants for Christmas. I like watching some kids’ shows and cartoons but what I dislike is too much commercials about toys and nonsense things.
K, who is turning 5 in the next few weeks, is actually interested more on her Christmas Wishlist than what she wants for her birthday. In fact, she only wanted to go to Kid Mania in Plano. It is a big play area and arcade games for kids. The very first time we were there was on a birthday of one of my girl friend’s daughter two years ago. K wants to go back there. Okay, so I have to call Kid Mania about their party reservation and stuff.
Anyway, now K has a few things listed in her Christmas List. I told her that there is no assurance that she will get all of them because Santa will consider what she wishes for the most.
How about your kid/kids? Have they started writing down their Christmas Wishlists?
Candle-lighting in the church during the worship service. Christmas Eve 2014
Merry Christmas! How was your day? Ours was great. Celebrating the Holidays at our folks’ place is always nice. Lots of food and fun company. The kids had a blast opening their Christmas presents last night. And my darling daughter got something very nice.
But before all of that, we attended the worship service on Christmas Eve. The kids, especially DD, paid attention and joined the singing during the service. Like last year, all the children who were at the service were given a special memento. It’s an ornament of different designs made with small white and gold beads. My daughter was so happy.
When we got home after the worship service, we had a great Christmas Eve dinner. As always, mom cooked delicious food. The anxious girls and boys couldn’t wait to open their gifts. 🙂
“I wonder which ones are mine?” – K
Well, we didn’t let them wait too long so we went ahead with the opening presents. Mom and Dad gave them a system in opening their gifts – from the youngest to the eldest grandchild. Like I mentioned, Kaye received something special from her aunt, uncle, and cousins. It was the biggest gift wrapped on the left. It was a great Christmas Eve.
We helped daddy with the assembly. 🙂
Kaye was very happy and excited about her new Barbie Dream House Dollhouse. She wanted to play with it last night but my husband said we’ll assemble it at home and she can play with it when we get home.