Since Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday this year, our church decided to do a morning Christmas Eve service which worked perfectly with our plans for the day!
We stopped at Dunkin Donuts for breakfast before church...
...And went to see The Star at the movie theater after church. That evening, we enjoyed our traditional pizza for dinner while watching classic Christmas cartoons. Poor Ellie fell asleep after dinner-- our busy day wore her out!
We made reindeer food to sprinkle all over the front yard so that Santa didn't miss our house.
- the Albaeck sweethearts -
- the littlest sweetheart -
Right before bed, the kids each opened one present (they each got a new book!) from under the tree.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there...