Tonight is Christmas Eve and we are all excited. The children are a more outward excited, while we are an excited on the inside kind of people. This time of the year is challenging for the grown ups and today has been no different. The kids and I started off the day by delivering plates of cookies to local businesses with some friends. It is our Christmas Eve tradition. Some people were confused as to why we were there and others wanted to video us while we sang. It was a nice way to start the day. We ended the day with our candlelight communion family service at church. We then went to see Christmas lights on houses, ate our traditional Christmas meatloaf dinner and sat as a family and read the Christmas story and "How the Great Guest Came". I managed once again to cry through the last third of that. The kids wouldn't know what to do if I didn't.
The hub and I are going to put gifts out in just a minute. I can't stay awake much longer.