Friday December 23rd
Saturday, December 24th
Christmas Eve morning we had another couple over that is friends of ours for breakfast. They of course brought Leeland a gift-- cute little track suit pictured below. And they even got Daniel and I a little something which was unexpected and super sweet of them. I made breakfast, I made this breakfast casserole and this french toast recipe. Both of them SUPER easy, I prepped both ahead Friday night and baked them in the oven that morning.
Saturday evening we went to church. The Christmas Eve service was PACKED! It was such a sweet service though, with what seemed like lots of extra singing which was totally fine by me-- the band at church is always wonderful and singing Christmas carols with a packed house is just magical. After the service, we went to my Granny's house for some yummy food and for Leeland to yet again open some more Christmas presents.
After my Granny's house we were headed home to play Santa, or just simply put the gifts that had been wrapped and hidden in our room for several weeks now under the tree.
Sunday, December 25th-- CHRISTMAS!
Christmas morning we woke up and got Leeland up to open gifts. We had a minor issue with my fancy camera and all of our Christmas morning photos had to be taken on my iPhone. I was quite bummed! We left the camera out in the car on accident the night before-- when Daniel walked the dog, he brought it in. It was pretty chilly out that morning and when he brought it in the lens got all fogged up. I wiped and wiped and it kept fogging, it took about an hour to "defrost" and of course Leeland was not waiting to open his presents.
Once we were done there, we were free to celebrate as a family. We came home and took naps with new PJ's on and then got up and had some dinner. And cake. Our new tradition this year is a "Happy birthday Jesus" cake-- an excellent way to teach the boys a bit more about the meaning of Christmas.