Christmas Eve

As usual, our church had lots of of offerings around Christmas. This included a service on Christmas Eve Eve for those who wouldn’t be around Christmas Eve, five services on Christmas Eve, and a Christmas Day service. Two of the services on Christmas Eve were family services, led by and geared towards kids. Both Molly’s choir and Leah’s choir were involved, so the girls and I went to both of them.

Of course, fancy Christmas attire is not required for church but that doesn’t stop our girls. And fancy clothes deserve fancy earrings as well. Molly’s wanted hoop earring for some time, and Aunt EA and Uncle Scott were happy to oblige with a pair. They didn’t expect them to be so big, though. Of course, size matters not. Molly loves them.

Big hoops

Here’s Molly’s choir singing their special song. They also led the congregational singing.

Christmas Eve singing

I accompanied Molly’s choir with some fingerpicking.

Christmas Eve picking

Leah’s choir doesn’t use folders with music, which leaves their hands available for hand motions.

Leah singing

Leah singing

After church, we headed to Grams’s house for soup and sandwiches. Per tradition, we opened one gift on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve presents

Grammy gave both girls very nice backpacks.


After we got home, Jen presented the girls with their Christmas jammies. This year, she actually purchased the shirt, then made pants to go with it.

Christmas jammies

Here they are in their brand new jammies.

Pajama pose

Cookies and milk for Santa, carrots for the reindeer.

Midnight snacks

We always read Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. This year, the girls got G’Mom and Grampa to read to them.

Twas the night

Then is was off to bed for the girls to get a good night’s sleep before the big day. Well, at least one of them got a good night’s sleep. The other... well, more on that in the next post.

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