Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Eve

These are all the stockings for our family. Pretty soon mom will have to start doubling up.

So for Christmas eve we had a lot of plans. First-EAT.....we had homade chimis and all sorts of Mexican dips (we all know how much I love Mexican food). Second-cookies

Santa has always loved my mom's/grandma's sugar cookies. Morg, Breck and Ali had lots of fun making a mess.

Aunt Jill helping Keeg and her Jax. Keegan found this to be hard work(he cut himself on my mom's old cookie cutters) These 2 boys are the best of friends.

Here is 1 pan full of cookies.

While the cookies were baking and cooling we moved on, third-ornaments. Our kids always get a new pair of pj's and an ornament. My sisters do this too. This year I found ceramic ornaments that the kids got to decorate themselves.

There was puffy paint, sparkles and rhinestones
Aren't they beautiful?

Breckyn, Keegan Ryker, Ali, Morgan & Jax with their pj's and ornaments
The kids also got to make reindeer food and spread it out on the lawn.

Santa's cookies....can you guess which one is Morgan's?

They all wrote a letter to Santa, set out his hot chocolate and cookies, oranges for the reindeer and then off to bed (along w/Troy) :) :)

It is a tradition in my family that on Christmas Eve, EVERYONE sleeps in the same room.

This year there were 17 of us in the TV room. And also a lot of snoring (sorry....I WAS SICK)

Entertainment was provided by Chey and Maggie and of course Mama Mia

It was a great night and we had a lot of fun wrapping and visiting until late into the night.


Evvie Turley said...

Oh Tim, what great pictures and it's so good to see you at your mom and your dad's houses. It still tugs at my heart that they aren't together, but I guess life goes on. Your mom looks so good. Please give her a hug for me. I gotta visit her blog.