Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Tradition

We are starting a Christmas Eve Tradition this year and hope to continue it as long as Kynlie will let us. We never had a real tradition growing up. My favorite part of Christmas Eve was every year as long as I could remember we went to my Papa and Ma's (my mom's parents) house for Christmas Eve dinner and open LOTS of presents over. They lived in Mesquite TX and to me, as a little girl, thought that was such a far drive and I loved it. One of my favorite things about going over to Papa and Ma's was me and my twin cousins would eat every single black olive and pickle. It was our favorite! Or we would slide down their stair on our bottoms (as kids, not adults HA), they always went all out on presents each year. There were only 5 grandchildren, until my niece came along in 1995 and she made 6. I remember driving home on Christmas Eve night, looking up in the sky, looking for Santa. I had always hoped I'd see him on the way home. I sure do miss those days, I wish my Papa and Ma were still here so Kynlie could enjoy them too, but I know they are spending Christmas with the best person ever, Jesus! How lucky are they?!

Now back to our Christmas Eve Tradition...
Every year, I'm going to buy Kynlie a cute pair of Christmas pajamas and a Christmas book or movie and let her open it on Christmas Eve and she will wear her pj's and we, as a family will read her book or watch a movie. I'm sure as she gets older, we will be watching more Christmas movies than reading a book. It will be something new every year too. I also like the idea of Brad and I getting each other Christmas pj's to wear. I got me a pair this year, but we didn't Brad...we'll have to work on that next year.
So here we go...
Her first rip of the paper

There are her cute pj's

Now her book. "Mickey Saves Santa"

She took a break to watch a little of The Christmas Story

Still watching the movie. Is that face not just beautiful?!

After opening the presents, it's time for a bath and get in the pj's and snuggle up on the recliner and read the book or watch the movie. In the case it's the book. (PLEASE excuse the way I look, NO make-up and wet hair. and no I'm NOT pregnant, although this picture seems to make me look like I am HA)

Reading didn't last long. She was more interested in the movie. How cute does she look?

So now we get the cookies and milk ready for Santa. Then it's off too sweet dreams.

That's it! I hope this is something Kynlie looks forward to each year. I can not wait to wake up in the morning and Kynlie see what Santa has brought her.

Merry CHRISTmas everyone. May God bless you and your families.

OH...and guess what????

IT SNOWED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you can't tell in the picture that it's snowing but it was. It snowed all day off and on. Yesterday it was 75 degrees and today it's snowing and it's in the 20's.

That's Texas Y'all!!

1 comment:

Christa said...

We always go to my Grandma's for Christmas Eve too for dinner and to open a gift! I love the new tradition you started with Kynlie - how fun! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

P.S. I am jealous of the SNOW! Wish it snowed in Houston!