Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Michael went into the office today. He submitted our "dream sheet" for our next assignment. We really haven't seen that mean anything in the past. ::snort:: 

Arielle went to the mall with her friends, Emily and Alicia. Nolan and Stacia put together this: 

Michael came home from the base with boxes....a couple more Christmas gifts have arrived....this package  solved a mystery for us. We now know what Adrian Monk is doing now that his show has run it's course.... He's running the shipping dept for Vitacost! Beautiful! Amazing...most of our boxes arrive as a jumble. 

Before we headed to base for the Candlelight service we had Stacia open a gift...she was thrilled...she received shoes, tights, this sparkly dress and black sweater with bling - all from the clearance aisles at Target in Nashville, TN. ::grin::  She was excited and loved wearing it all tonight.

It's our tradition to open Christmas Stockings after the service. This remains.....

I had no clue how much  Arielle was looking forward to her Christmas Eve PJs. Finding the Cheerios box nearly did her in.

Michael and Nolan are making the Birthday cake for Jesus - G style. 

Unfortunately, I keep forgetting, and my family keeps insisting, it's TRADITION for me to serve cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. We tried to hit Cinnabon but they were closed. Guess what I'll be doing bright and early....and then we'll spend the day as a family, worshiping Jesus, celebrating Emmanuel - and trying to catch the elder Gherkins via skype...

Merry Christmas Y'all! 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Jodi said...

Looks like an excellent Christmas eve!

Linda said...

We have the cinnamon roll tradition as well. It started when I got a recipe for Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls off the Money Saving Mom's blog. Everyone loved them so much that they were requested for Christmas morning. So, I make the dough in the bread machine while we're at church Christmas Eve (of course, this doesn't help you now) and roll is out, etc. when we get home. Putting the pans in the refrigerator over night makes them rise perfectly by the morning. Then the next day it's easy to just bake and ice! I'll be doing that tonight!

Renee said...

Yum, cinnamon buns

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I was wondering yesterday if I could have rolled the dough the night before. Thanks for the tip, Linda.

Anonymous said...

HI: We enjoy seeing your traditions as well as your 2 brother's traditions. However, we sure do miss the things we considered traditions when you kids were home and around. Life moves on. Love the PJ's! So glad you all had a neat Christmas season, Christmas Eve night, Christmas day etc. WONDERFUL!!

love/prayers - mom t.