Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve with the McCrakens!

Our afternoon started off with Brendan, Colin & Kennedy delivering cookies to our neighbors! This is a tradition that I have passed down to my boys. I used to do this when I was their age and it is one of my fondest memories! They had fun passing out the yummy goodies to those neighbors that were home! We have to try & deliver 2 more plates tomorrow!Then it was annual Christmas pictures in front of the tree!
My sister, Jennifer and my niece, Kennedy Here we are at church standing in front of the ginormous tree in the foyer!Waiting for the family service to beginPastor Lee playing a Christmas carol melody on the grand
piano during offering...he is amazing.During our service, they had child dedications, communion, and a candlelight ceremony to the singing of Silent Night. The boys were so excited, since we let them hold the candles! After Church we came home and had our annual Christmas Eve dinner of Hungry Howies pizza and salad with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Jennifer, Kennedy, Aunt MaryAnn & Uncle Bruce (who are visiting from Vegas!).Christmas Eve is the night that we open some of our gifts from family back in Michigan.

These gifts are from Aunt Judy & Uncle Frank!
THANKS...sports table games and a gift card to WalMart!
Nannie sent us $15 cash!! We put that right into our piggy banks!
Thanks Nannie

After everyone left, we got to open presents from MiMi, Rick, Halee, Sammy and Kolby.Oh what fun! Thanks guys!!
After all the opening, we got our new Christmas jammies on, brushed our teeth, put out milk & cookies for Santa, checked the computer one more time to see where Santa was, prayed, and then off to bed!
Merry Christmas!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas day together! I will try to call over the next few days. Take care~
With love and prayers,
Grace

Alicia said...

Wow..looks like you all had a very full day!!

Oh..and we love Facing The Giants!! One of the best movies!!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Lyndi Mac said...

Merry Christmas from all your Colorado Macs - Tom, Pam, Matthew, Grace, Kristy, TC, Derek, Lyndi & Bill. Texas Macs & Chicago Macs send love too.

Sonrise is the birth of Christ Jesus - enjoy His birthday.
Joy & love

He And Me + 3 said...

What a fun filled night! Busy like ours, but fun for sure! Merry Christmas my friend!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Very cute!