This crowd has very specific "traditions" in place for our family Christmas. Pooker had started a new job so we thought our plans were going to change this year, and yet she was able to get the evening off. We always start with Mass. Then as we carry over the traditions at home we have food - any appetizer that the kids want is fair game. This can make it a long process to prepare, but with everyone happy with their favorite treats we can all enjoy the rest of the evening.
|Beautiful - Kat - Adorable|
|Adorable - Beautiful|
He gave everyone a St. Greg's t-shirt or bag. No "future Cavilers" considering the school closed.
~ At least he is now ready to laugh about it (a little).
This is a picture of 13 of my favorite people in the entire world. They are all so different yet each so fun. I look at this picture and I see personality and passion on each of their faces. I see LOVE. I thank God for giving me a taste of HIS love for humanity.
After all the gifts were unwrapped and the room cleaned up, we tend to have a "second or third" dinner and then everyone seperates from the big group for side conversations. I love how the pictures taken later in the evening often include the wearing of new gifts, wands or pajamas.
I don't even remember who gave Bear this shirt but it was too perfect!