We begin Christmas Eve by going to the candlelight service at church. That is always a special time. Then we head up to my sister-in-laws house for some Oyster Stew!! Yumm, just kidding not my favorite but I always have some, it's tradition!! (-: My husband loves it as do some of the other family members. We have a good time of visiting then head back to our house. This year everyone happened to be home on Christmas Eve, so we opened gifts that night. Normally we would wait till Christmas Day for our Christmas Eve. So Bob read the Christmas story from Luke before we open the gifts. We don't want it to be all about the presents, we are truly thankful for the birth of Gods only Son,Jesus!! When we look at this wonderful group of people gathered in our living room that is a precious gift!
We also had an unwelcome guest, the flu!!! Poor Kim was NOT feeling well most of the time. But she was a trouper and tried to keep up with all the activities. Nikki and Chad's oldest son got the flu as well, same with our oldest granddaughter.
They are all on the mend now. Three of the families are together in ND,all except our son and daughter-in-law, at Todd and Kim's place. I am sure having a GREAT time!!!