Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve

Christmas eve was a busy one and went by in a flash. Lily came home from a fun filled trip to Disneyland and we headed over to Goppy's house for dinner and gift exchange with cousins. Goppy ordered Lily the new Wings of Fire book which was supposed to release on Dec 26th but came two days early! That is one happy girl!
The little elves opening up their gifts.
Gemma got some awesome fingerless gloves from her favorite store Justice from cousins. 
Gwynnie giving some Goppy love after her gift.

It was a jolly warm up for Christmas day.
Ben got a big helicopter lego set.
Little miss sparkle and shine loves everything rainbow and unicorn.
Eric kept it classy with his white trash champagne.
We all sat down to a lovely ham dinner cooked by none other than, Green Acres.
We saved room after dinner for dessert. Goppy got the cutest gingerbread ice cream cake.
It was not gingerbread ice cream although that does sound good. It was mint chip.
We're all just a little too excited to dig in.
A quick change after dessert into our clothes for church. Lily is practicing for her role as a sullen teenager and has been ruining plenty of good family photos with her scowl.
After a lovely church service we came home to get ready for the big guy to arrive. I don't think I've ever seen Gemma so thrilled to go to bed. We have to read the night before Christmas before bed.
It's the pop-up version I had as a child. Nearly crumbling but it still works.
We made sure to set the table for the morning and get the cookies and egg nog for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.
Gemma also left a tooth brush and tooth paste for Santa. She thought he would need it after eating all those cookies.
The tree was sparkling in all it's glory awaiting the morning.
Santas special gifts got a thorough inspection from the security detail in the household. 
A special letter, but it passed inspection.

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