We woke up Christmas Eve to a winter wonderland and spent the morning enjoying it together as a family. We shoveled the driveway, buried Lindsay in the snow, built a snowman, had a snowball fight, and pulled the kids behind the car on their sleds. Such a fun way to start Christmas Eve and we enjoyed the time together.

Lindsay ready to be buried.

Our big snowman. He only last a couple of hours. Later that afternoon, a blizzard rolled through and the wind knocked him over. 🙁

Ready to be pulled!

We spent the rest of the day together, hanging out and playing games. We had a delicious ham dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans. Yummy delicious! After dinner, we sat down and watched A Christmas Story, always a favorite, and then the kids got to open their jammie presents. We bought them while we were at Disneyland and they were excited to see Mickey on them. It was nearly impossible to get a picture of the boys with their matching jammies, or of just Lindsay, or of the three of them together. They sure were cute!

We didn’t forget to leave Santa a note and some goodies.

After Ryan was settled in bed we turned all the lights off, except for the tree and garland, and take turns singing each others favorite Christmas songs. It brings such a nice spirit into our home when we sing together, I love it. Then it was off to bed! After they went to bed, Jeff and I and Laura started getting things out for stockings and there was a huge BANG! outside. The kids came out asking what it was and we assumed it was a firecracker. Then they were out.