Thursday, December 27, 2007

a new tradition

all my life, christmas eve was spent at my grandparent's house with our large extended family. it was really my favorite part of christmas. since the family is getting so big and the grandchildren (me included) are growing up, getting married, and having children, it's becoming harder for everyone to make it. this year, our family has decided to move our holiday gathering to the sunday before christmas instead in hopes that it would be easier for everyone to attend. this change meant that we had christmas eve open for our little family to start our own holiday traditions.

after a little thought and discussion, we decided it would be our new christmas eve tradition to make home-made pizza, watch a holiday movie and drink egg nog. (or "ogg nag" as the little dude likes to call it!)

here are a few photos from our first christmas eve pizza making, movie watching, egg nog drinking night.

the little dude and daddy making the pizza.

a picture of all the boys with the finished pie!

the little dude enjoying his egg nog in his special holiday mug.

after our dinner and movie (the grinch who stole christmas), we set out some treats for santa and his reindeer.

the boys stockings filled after santa stopped by!

and the tree after santa left his goodies!


Leslie said...

I like how Santa has carrots. . very healthy!

And wow! This photo really shows how much the boys look like hubby!

patricia said...

You have such a lovely family!

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