This was the first Christmas Eve Mr. H and I have ever done without our families. (3rd for him since he served a LDS mission). But together, it was our first. :)
We really wanted to have an enjoyable holiday, even though we would be missing our families.
On our agenda:
-Eat fancy dinner
-Act out Nativity
-Sing Christmas Songs
-Read Christmas Book
-Set out cookies and carrots for reindeer
-drive around and look at Christmas lights
-watch a Christmas movie
|Our good little helper! He loves pushing that ladder over to the counters to help us out!|
|Mr. H tried to spruce up our table a bit for me...who knew that a fancy dinner table for Christmas was important to me?|
|If you can't tell...that's Mary and Joseph, with Joseph insisting on holding baby Jesus and the sheep.|
|The lovely shepherd coming to adore Joseph and the baby Jesus.|
|The wiseman giving gifts|
Driving around looking at lights was fun...C loved it! It made me a little homesick seeing all the gatherings in people's homes....it's nice to be together on the holidays. But I was also so grateful to be together with my little family.
We got home and put C to sleep. And left out our Santa snack. :) He was very intrigued by this.
Mr. H and I had a lovely evening watching Home Alone and getting excited! It was a great night.