Christmas Eve

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I was dreaming of a white Christmas this year... but, I was sorely disappointed. 775 It was hot, and rainy, and muggy. It felt more like Spring break than Christmas! But, this is what it's like in the south I guess!

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We woke up Christmas Eve and got dressed for my mom's side of the family's get together. We always have breakfast and then play the "White Elephant" game with gift cards. B came away with a BoJangle's card and I got a Dunkin Donuts card! I think a breakfast and coffee date is in our future : )

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That evening, we headed to our church's Christmas Eve candlelight service. I love this service. It's a simple, yet beautiful time to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place: The birth of Jesus!

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After the service we headed back to my parents' house, and some special friends came by for a visit! Every year, our family does a Christmas puzzle-- we have done this every year since I can remember! Carson and Camden were a big help this year, but my sister Michelle is the real puzzle champion.

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This cutie was too busy teaching my dad how to play games on the tablet to help us with the puzzle : )

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This year, mom made surf and turf: Prime Rib + Scallops, with asparagus and her famous brown rice on the side. It was all so delicious! Mack loved the rice-- it has 2 sticks of butter in it, so would wouldn't?!

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Once everyone went home, it was time to go to sleep and wait for Santa! This year, we left Santa a very healthy snack- La Croix and Kale Chips! He really needed a jumpstart on his New Years resolutions : )

 

Christmas 2015

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