Traditions change as life changes but some things still stay the same....our Christmas Eve plans include a 'dinner' of snack items...crackers and cheese, veggies, dips, cookies, olives, pickles that sort of thing...a small early present for the kids to open before bed...Christmas movies, warm cider, fire in the fireplace..phone calls with family, bedtime prayers and Momma and Daddy getting a few quiet moments before playing Santa. An enjoyable eve that would be only sweeter if family were with us.
Our son, learning a song to share with the family tomorrow...Joy to the World. My boys playing video games and my girl engulfed in a book as I bake my mother's recipe for wine cake, a Christmas morning breakfast tradition. The house smells of cinnamon and wood burning- oh so good. Much love to all of our friends and family this holiday season.