Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas

At last, the night before we celebrate the birth of our Saviour! The excitement level at our home seemed to grow exponentially as the day went on. We baked a cake for Jesus' birthday, that we will serve with Christmas dinner tomorrow. We attended our church's Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, even though all I really wanted to do was curl up in bed with a hot cup of cider ... it seems this pneumonia is still hanging on. Ava Mae was so sweet during the church service - she just could not wait to have a lit candle.

The kids had fun today tracking St. Nick's progress using Norad's website and even making a phone call to them to check the status of his arrival here in Georgia. The kids finally fell asleep around 10:00PM and St. Nick made a stop at our home shortly after 11PM.

Tomorrow we will do our favorite thing ... eat a big breakfast, enjoy reading the Christmas Story as a family, then open some gifts. Our good friends, the Rhyne's, will be joining us for Christmas Dinner tomorrow evening. On the menu, a Boneless Standing Rib Roast, Sweet Potato Souffle, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Shrimp Cocktail and Yorkshire Pudding. Most of our dinner is compliments of Dinner A'Fare.

Our family wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

"Go Tell It on the Mountain ... Jesus Christ is Born!!"

1 comment:

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Lovely! Your photos are so warm and inviting. We do the standing rib roast as well, Hope yours turned out wonderfully and that your Christmas was memorable in every way.