Christmas Eve is when we are the busiest during the holidays. We cram in 2 grandparents, adult time with my family only, naps for the wee ones, and a Christmas Eve church service.
My mom's side of the family spanning 3 generations! We missed you Rachel and Keith...but your faces were with us the whole time! ;-)
Then after the Christmas Eve church service which was AWESOME, we headed over to my dad's parents house where 26 out of 32 of the family gathered. And since we had the perfect age kids to act out the Christmas story like all the cousins had to when we were their age, we passed the traditions down to them. Olivia got to be Mary - she loved that.
Landon was a shepherd, and Lillian was a sheep. Our cousin Luke was Joseph, Sophie the angel, and Selah was baby Jesus. It was so cute and they did a great job!
Wanna see something really sweet - 1, 3, and 5 year olds doing the nativity...that is until Lillian refuses to be the little sheep. Then the video gets cut off....
All gathered! The room gets smaller and smaller every year - with all the babies and weddings.
The boys were boys!
And we had our own candle lighting and sang Silent Night.
It had to be one of the best Christmas' yet! Next year I think we need the talent show!!! :-)