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31 December, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Then one foggy Christmas Eve....

My parents and family used to host a ridiculous Christmas Eve open house: appetizers, desserts, wine, you name it.  Everyone just came and went before or after Mass.  It usually rendered us exhausted and half drunk / half asleep for Midnight Mass.  

This year my mother kept it simple:

We had a formal sit down dinner with my parents, Eric's parents, my brother Alex and his girlfriend.

(photo courtesy of my dad's iphone)

My parents made a delicious dinner and Eric's parents made homemade pies for dessert.  The evening was quiet compared to years past. But I'm glad Eric's parents still joined us as I always love when my parents and Eric's parents can share a holiday meal.

After dinner Eric's parents graciously took Evie back to our house so we could attend 9:00 Mass with my parents at their church.  Eric's parents are awesome for sitting through the 4pm children's Mass at their parish so they can take of Evie while we go to Mass...two years running. ( I like this tradition!!!)

(photo courtesy of my dad's iphone)

As soon as Eric and I arrived home and relieved his parents of baby sitting duty, we played Santa.  We quietly arranged all the family Christmas gifts under the tree and went to bed.

Merry Christmas!!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Lois Gerilynne MruzJanuary 7, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    it totally was a foggy Christmas Eve! Love this post.


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