Christmas Eve is a very special time in my family. It is my mom's birthday and we go to Mass with my family. We always go to my Nana and Papa's parish for Mass. My Aunt and her family are here from Texas and my Uncle who lives here in town join us. I love celebrating Mass with all my family.
For years, I can remember going to the stable to see Baby Jesus. Now my kids carry on the same tradition.
Ella looking so angelic
Ella had a hard time sitting in her seat...she would rather run back to the stable.
That was out fault, because we chose the seats right by the Nativity Scene.
Ella and Guh Guh waiting for Mass to start.
After Mass, we headed back to my Nana and Papa's House to eat and celebrate my Mom's Birthday!
Our family of 4 posing by Nana and Papa's Tree
My parents and brother Kyle with us.
(We missed my brother Ryan and his family)!
Papa with our kids and Sweet Pea-my cousins dog from Texas
Under the Tree
Carter and Ella LOVED playing with my beautiful cousins Natalie and Ashley! They are SOOO good with them and even downloaded games for my kids to play on their IPAD and Nook. We love seeing them!
Guh Guh opening her present from Carter
Guh Guh looking at her new earrings from Ella
Then we headed home. Carter had a list of things we needed to do to get ready for Santa!
#1-We had to put out the reindeer food for Rudolph and the other reindeer.
#2-We had to tell our Elf on the Shelf PEE WEE goodbye until next year.
#3-And we had to set out cookies and milk for Santa.
Then we were off to bed, while sugarplums danced in our heads....