Our gifts were spilling into the family room:)
Getting the table ready with my sweet Mother in Law.
We were privileged to have some very special guests to help us celebrate the birth of the Savior...our missionaries!
They added such a sweet spirit to our night. I took lots of pictures and emailed them to both their Moms while we waited on Santa to come, knowing how much they must be missing their boys that night:)
Having the missionaries over on Christmas Eve has become a tradition that we love! These are young men who have dedicated 2 years to serve the Lord ...leaving their family and friends, paying for it themselves to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. What better guests could we have on a night dedicated to Him?
We always read the Christmas story from the Bible, sing carols together, and share some of our favorite Christmas stories. This year the missionaries had a surprise for us. They performed the most beautiful Christmas music on the piano. It was AMAZING!! These boys were talented!!
Merry Christmas Eve!
We loved their duet so much they agreed to play it one more time before leaving::) They even had silly actions while performing. The boys LOVED it!
Cookies for Santa...carrot for the reindeer:)
We are ready!
Here comes Santa Claus...