Christmas Eve we kept up our family tradition of inviting a few friends over for dinner. This year we had Jayson’s brother, Joel, with his wife, Tobi and their two kids, Alec and Cora. We also had our friends Brenda and Tyrone with their kids Luvinia and Joe, my good friend Cassaundra, and my friend Virginia with her husband Ron. Normally I love getting out the Christmas dishes and making the table look fancy with charger plates, centerpieces, candles, place cards and the works, but this year I kept it very simple with plastic utensils. A tablecloth and the gingerbread house that the kids decorated was the extent of our fanciness! The babies have recently learned how to climb up on chairs and tables, and we have had more than our share of broken dishes lately, so I thought it would be wise to forgo the China, crystal and candles this year!
The "Adult" Table--Cassaundra, Jayson, Tobi, Joel, Ron
Following dinner, we read from the Bible the story of Christ’s birth, and the kids acted it out. Kaiya played Mary this year. Luvinia was an angel. Riley, Joe, Alec and Cora doubled as Wisemen and Shepherds.
By the time we finished dessert, the babies were tired and grumpy so we put them bed. Once our guests were gone, the four of us sang Christmas carols around the tree and of course took lots more PICTURES!!!