Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Eve with the Lawrence's

It has become a tradition for us to spend Christmas Eve with Gabe's parents, which is so nice, because it saves us from having to commute all over the place on Christmas day. Anyways, now that Anniston is starting to get older and really getting into the holiday stuff, I wanted to start a family tradition for our own family. I saw a few ideas of Christmas Eve boxes on Pinterest. I never actually looked to see what was in the boxes, but I thought the idea of a Christmas Eve box was cool.  So I decided to make my own version.  I packed our box with some yummy salted caramel hot cocoa, the story of the first Christmas, a finger puppet nativity to go along with the story, holiday decorations, and the explanations of how they correspond with the Savior's birth (thank you primary lesson).  The whole thing went over very well, except for the sitting through the story part of it. I think we are going to have to find a shorter version for more toddler-like attention spans.  After we finished with all of the activites in the box, Gabe and his dad set up the slide that Gabe's parents gave Anni for Christmas, among millions of other gifts. That little girl of ours definitely gets spoiled!  Anniston absolutely loves her new slide and wants to be on it 24/7!  All and all, it was a very pleasant Christmas Eve with the Lawrence's. 

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