So back to December 23rd. My church holds a Christmas Eve service on that day (as well as 3 on Christmas eve), so generally we try to make it to that service. This church service is a production. With lots of music and performances, a bit of a sermon and it ends with some carolling. As this is obviously the reason for the season, this service is very important to me and I would never miss my Christmas Eve service!
Then Christmas Eve we head over to Ryan's parents house some time in the afternoon. It's just the 6 of us there (plus one German Shepherd and one cat who hates the German Shepherd). We try to get out for a family walk. We eat a nice dinner. We open our gifts. And the most important tradition of all, we watch Garfield Christmas and we laugh. Garfield never gets old!
|When making snow angels, watch out for mitten grabbing dogs|
Oh but then we usually join in on the madness anyways. My family all gets together on Christmas Eve, as they have done every year since I was little. We usually head to that party for about an hour or so before we go home and wait for Santa.