Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009 has been a wild ride! We've spent lots of time at Nana & Papa's house ever since the Hoopes' showed up! Brooke and Tess have had such a fun time together. Turns out they love all the same things: cookies, dollhouses, coloring & painting.

We had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner & program. For the program, Tess helped tell the Christmas story with a Nativity scene that we made for FHE. Tess, Brookie & I also performed a toe-tapping dance to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (I drew inspiration from the Rockettes!). Ry gave his yearly rundown of "you-wouldn't-believe-it" Christmas news & Laura shared some little-known Christmas facts. Wendy shared her traditional "Twas the Night Before Christmas" yearly recap, which was as always, masterfully done. Papa closed out the night with a reading of the Christmas story from Luke.

I was so excited for Tess' Christmas present, I had a hard time sleeping Christmas Eve! I haven't been this excited for Christmas for a long time!


Dipsy said...

love the darling jamies on the darling, darling Tess! love, Dipsy