Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas Eve activities

Every year on Christmas Eve we attend a large party with my extended family. We have great food, act out the Christmas story while my Grandpa reads it from the Bible, we have a white elephant gift exchange, and the kids have a gift exchange too. It is tons of fun!

We had to bribe Ethan and Julia to take part in the acting out of the Christmas story, they don't like to be up in front of a lot of people ever. Ethan didn't want to be Joseph so Julia volunteered, and Claire was Mary. Ethan opted to be a sheep instead.

The cute angels-- Mierae and Emma.

Here is when the shepherds came in.

And then came the wisemen.

After the Christmas story was acted out we did the kids' gift exchange.

Jolie wasn't sure what was going on at first but she really got into the presents opening thing!

Everyone really liked their gifts.

After the party was over we carried out our own tradition by visiting Temple Square to see the lights.

Now we were really ready for Christmas to arrive!

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