Christmas Eve

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over, but is it….

The weeks leading up to Christmas were a bit insane with trying to get all the presents made, but we did it. In fact, this year, I was actually ready for Christmas by the morning of the 24th. That’s the earliest that I’ve ever been ready. Now, to be honest, we did have to run out to the store to pick up one thing and trade out some pajamas that we bought for Judah. I’m not sure what I was thinking, but I bought his original pajamas 2 sizes too small…..anyway….other than that, Christmas Eve was a nice relaxing day.


We started having a Christmas Eve Fondue with Jon’s parents a few years ago and it’s become a Tradition. As soon as we start to think about Christmas, decorate for Christmas, or start to think about making presents….the kids start to ask about Christmas Eve fondue.


I love that we have these fun traditions with our family. It just seems to make things more exciting and special.


Judah is especially excited because the entire fondue was Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free. So it was safe for all of us. YAH! What’s even better….it was FREAKING DELICIOUS!


After we finished our meal, we decided to open presents first and then to come back to eat dessert – Chocolate Fondue – after we were finished opening presents.


Siah was SO Excited! He could hardly wait to open his presents. Jeremy was also so VERY excited, but he just wanted to be able to give the presents that he had bought with his own money! It was very sweet.


This is the first time that Judah has really “gotten” into opening presents and he had so much fun. He absolutely LOVED this present that his Nana & Papa bought for him.


He has played with his car non-stop.


After we opened our presents, we headed back for some Chocolate Fondue!


Angelica was loving her some Chocolate Strawberries…


And then her and Nana started to goof around a little….


It was pretty funny!


After the Chocolate Fondue, we sent the kids off to change into their Christmas Pajamas. Isn’t he cute?


Nana and Geli….


Xani….all three, so pretty!


We started a game of Apples to Apples….


I played about 2 rounds and then Judah couldn’t handle it any longer…..


….and so I put him out out his misery.


After the game, we sat down for our traditional Christmas Story. This year we choose to read, Humphrey the Christmas Camel.


After all the kids were put to bed, and the stocking’s were stuffed and the house was closed down for the night……we headed off to bed….this is probably the earliest that we’ve been to bed on a Christmas Eve…only 1:45am. Not bad, eh?


To see all of the pics from Christmas Eve click here….

Author: Patricia Culley

I'm the ringmaster of my own circus. Just trying to stay one step ahead of the monkeys.

7 thoughts on “Christmas Eve”

  1. Your girls are beautiful! I’m LOVING Geli’s hair!

    Looks like a perfect Christmas Eve! I’m so glad you were able to enjoy and relax a bit.

  2. How fun! I love Christmas Eve Fondue – I’m still searching for Christmas Eve dinner that works with church around dinner time and bedtime staying the same (so I can have everything wrapped at a reasonable hour.) I also love Geli and Xani’s hair – looking gorgeous. Judah’s gotten so big, too. Hard to believe 🙂

  3. happy new year. so glad this year is gonna be over. it is challenging for so many people. you are so blessed to have a family. love you guys lots debra

  4. We got to bed about the same time. I decided to go to bed with my door open that night.we were no sooner in bed and I heard the faintest of footsteps.I whispered to mike that someone was in the living room. He went out to check and sure enough 4 of my 8 kids had already snuck their stockings into their rooms and were half way through opening them even before they had slept! We open ours in the morning! Mike confiscated them again and brought them in our room and Locked them! Caught!

    Don’t feel bad about buying in the USA. its good to buy from relatives too and considering most of your dads ancestors and second cousins are from the USA you are just helping family. bless you Patti!

  5. We too have the book, “Humphrey the Christmas Camel”. Loved all of your pictures. Everyone looks happy. Happy New Year!

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