Christmas Eve and Christmas day are always so special. We have a lot of neat traditions that I'm so happy we continue every year. On Christmas Eve we watched a beautiful performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, orchestra, and dance. The conference center never ceases to amaze me. I can only imagine how spectacular it would have been to be there.
Christmas day was a little different this year. We have always spent Christmas with my Nonie, and Papa (mom's mom and dad). Papa passed away 4 years ago, and Nonie is worried to travel in the snow. This year we had the most snow and the biggest storm I ever remember having on Christmas. It was beautiful, but I missed Nonie. We still carried on our traditions and had a lovely day.
I think that I might have single-handedly drunk an entire 1/2 gallon of my mom's AMAZING spiced apple cider. It was too good to be true. That ginormous mug means business, and so did I.
My goofy brother and I. We sang a marvelous rendition of jingle bells for the video camera. I am not sure it can be displayed here, but my mom said something to the effect of, "you 2 are going to be so embarrassed when you watch that later". I don't think so. He is too much fun; I love that kid.
And speaking of kids...THIS one made Christmas even more special. Before we opened presents, and even after in fact, he was found sitting by the train my brother sets up every year. Kaden was obsessed with the thing and yelled all day long "CHOO-CHOO! Come on Choo-Choo!".
He felt better than he did on his birthday and loved opening presents. He opened a bunch that weren't even his.
This is his new art easle...another toy that I think I may have more fun with than he does. In fact, I already did a finger painting.