Thursday, January 10, 2013

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve was my mama's 60th birthday! And although we weren't there with her in Arizona, we were with her in spirit!

What our Christmas Eve consisted of was a relaxing day finishing up wrapping gifts and hanging out at home.

One of the things I love doing for my family when we're all home together is making breakfast. Other than the day-to-day bowl of cereal or frozen waffle etc. This morning I made biscuits and gravy. Lily wanted to be sure to help out.

With Andrew leaving for Tennessee the day after Christmas, George and Andrew went to the movies to see The Hobbit in the afternoon while Lily napped and I enjoyed some alone time to get some last minute Christmas things done--baking cookies, making peanut butter fudge, wrapping gifts, creating salt dough ornaments.

We made homemade pizza for supper and watched Christmas shows together...Frosty and Rudolph...before the kids opened their annual Christmas pajammies from Oma.

Oma has gotten the Christmas pjs ever since Andrew was born. I love this tradition! This year she included ornaments in their bags and McDonald's giftcards for my crazy has loved cheeseburgers his whole life and the other loves french fries!

Lily was excited to "open my present, Mommy!"   She peeked in the bag and said, "Get my towels out."  She saw the plaid part of her pajammies and they reminded her of kitchen towels. haha

Her "Lilypop" ornanment
When she got to her pjs, she was not happy at all to see Santa hahahaha!

ASU jams!
Taaaaa--Daaaa! She was willing to wear Santa!

Night night....gotta sleep for Santa!


  1. I love relaxing days that's how our Christmas Day was!

    That's hilarious she thought they were towels ....those are cute Santa pjs! Glad she decided to wear them😉

  2. Lily looked so cute in her jammies!
    I'm glad you had a quiet, relaxing Christmas Eve. I'm not sure I'll ever know what that's like!