An early Christmas at home ... Christmas Eve-Eve-Eve
Before we left Manhattan to spend the holiday weekend with family, we had our very first Christmas eve and Christmas morning at home ... just a few days before the actual holiday! :) We read the Christmas story from the Bible and had a Christmas eve dinner that will surely be a yearly tradition! Christmas morning we had a big breakfast and opened some presents ... Hayden loved his movie!
On Thursday afternoon we headed for Olathe to have an early Christmas Eve/Christmas time with the Kinnan's. After an evening of enjoying the sights and sounds of the Plaza in Kansas City and enjoying Bucca De Beppo for dinner, we headed back to their house for some family time! We got our traditional Christmas Eve pajamas (Hayden's with a fire truck on them), and Hayden and Ailee opened a present ... one that will never, ever be put down! Grandma and Grandpa got them each their own guitar, and they were glued to it ... singing, dancing, and performing for us for quite awhile before bedtime!
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with the Kerby's! Hayden and Liz loved looking out the windows to see all of the bright lights outside! We enjoyed an evening of very delicious lasagna (a Kerby-Christmas Eve tradition!) and relaxation! On Christmas morning we had a breakfast fit for kings and Hayden got another prized gift - a firetruck! Needless to say, we will not be purchasing any toys for a long time!
After an exciting and family-filled weekend we headed back home for our Christmas service at church ... it was an amazing time!
We are so blessed and forever thankful for the gift of family that the Lord has given us ... to know that in this season of love that we have others to celebrate the birth of our Lord with!