Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas! We’ve started our celebration early over at my parents’ house with my brother and sister and all their families. This is what Christmas is for me – everyone hanging out, opening presents on Christmas Eve, and eating yummy food.

The anticipation of the kids as they’re begging to open presents is great. I remember being like that, and my older brother and sister taunting me that maybe we’d all just go to bed and wait til the next day. NOOOOOOO!

Jude got a pirate raincoat and matching pirate boots from my folks. He’s in love – I had to peel it off of him to get him to bed last night. It even has an  eyepatch on the hood!

Me in my Christmas jammies/robe. Feels good to be a gangsta.  🙂

Look at what my mom got for all the kids – this was genius. For $20, this was an excellent gift. It’s a little cardboard house that is completely color-able. Throw in some washable markers, and we’re all happy campers.

We have a whole little village of houses – hours of endless entertainment!

Tonight we’ll go to Christmas Eve Candlelight service at church and then go to Simon’s grandmother’s house.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


  • Kim

    I’m so thankful for your postings of these!!! It makes me feel like I’m a part of it all!!!
    Now we all know Wingo is brilliant….but these houses are the most brilliant idea in all creation….so its no surprise that it was her’s!!!
    Pirate Jude….Wingo and Dan-Dan know how to love on him!!!!
    Keep the pics a coming!!!
    Love to all and Merry Christmas to all!!

  • Aunt Patsy

    Oh, my goodness, that village is a fantastic reminder of the tunnels in Grandma’s hallway!!!! How much more advanced and neater than the chairs and blankets. love it too much! And, a ganster and pirate in one house, how does Simon manage! LOL