church then back home for our traditional Christmas Eve meal served in the family room
little Chloe helping Pop-Pop prepare French Toast Casserole for Christmas morning breakfast
warm and snugly
Taking turns reading the Christmas Story from the book of Luke and Daddy sharing why we exchange gifts and what our very best-est gift ever is then presents and breakfast
and puppy love with a nose lick from Rudy
best time for family pics is right when they arrive
It wasn't planned but I thought it sentimental that all of these precious children and grandchildren stand below a sign I made for John several years ago that reads...
because you loved me
umm... Erin, is there a reason everyone but you is making a silly face ;)
The girls entertained us with a short musical of song and dance.
Looking closely in the background, I noticed Rudy was entertaining himself with a snack on the table.
We did a Pollyanna gift exchange with the adults and John got Jamie.
He gave her a hat, bracelet and a card redeemable in January for a
Dad & Daughter Lunch Date
Sweet Jill, looking a lot like her twin sister
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.