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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve is every bit as wonderful as Christmas Day. i get so excited about it each year. probably because we spend our time with Ben's family on Christmas Eve. i love the traditions. we eat the same meal every year: beef tenderloin with gorgonzola cream sauce, mashed potatoes, squash casserole, green bean casserole, rolls, sparkling cider and my MIL's homemade cheesecake for dessert. after dinner, my FIL reads the Christmas Story and discusses his favorite details about it. then we jump in the car and deliver and tin of Ricki's Cookies to all of their closest friends in the area. and since Christmas fell on a Sunday this year & Revision was planning to have a service that morning, we decided to go ahead and open presents that night too. and then spend all of Christmas Day at my parents house. it actually worked out great and i think its the way we will do things from now on.

i love that the Williams family is constantly growing. last year was my SIL and 2 nephews first Christmas with us. and this year, Tripp and Cris had sweet Bennett. he is so sweet and we loved sharing in his first Christmas. i can not wait for Judah to be here next year. my MIL is running out of space on her mantle for all of our stockings! so sweet. i could not have asked for a better family to marry into. they are truly my own. and i love spending Christmas with them each year.

and as always, its so fun to watch Jack and Jovie have so much fun. so thankful for each holiday with my babies.

my MIL's amazing tree

12 stockings and counting....

i love this sweet picture

we ordered take out for lunch. my biggest craving this pregnancy has been hot wings. so, my sweet husband obliged. and i enjoyed every bite of my Christmas wings!

Mamie and Deda got Jack and Jovie these plasma cars. they are the neatest thing. you steer them with your body and they will just keep rolling. Jack figured it out immediately, Jovie not so much. ha! we are leaving them at their house so that they can always have them to play with when they are over there.

you learn to take what you can get. ha!

excited about his train whistle

our Christmas Eve table. so pretty. i love it every year.

the kids table. Jack and Jovie loved sitting next to their cousins.

opening gifts




Jack got a big hot wheels truck and some Toy Story cowboy boots. which he loves. Jovie got a baby doll and a tea set.



i am so thankful for our sweet families. and so thankful for another sweet Christmas Eve.


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