Every year on Christmas Eve we head to my parent's church for mass and then back to their house for some good food and great company and a visit from Santa Claus. The kids love spending time with each other and opening a few (ahem....a LOT) presents before heading home to bed in hopes that Santa did indeed have them on his GOOD list. And, of course they all were on the good list :-)
By the time Chris and I get home it is quite late with quite a bit to do that includes getting our breakfast casserole ready for the morning and helping Santa arrange all his presents "just so" under the tree. Then, we kick back with a drink, some Christmas carols and only the tree lighting up the house. It's a brief bit of quiet bliss before the morning starts the festivities again and it's a favorite of our Christmas traditions.
|Finnegan meets the walking cat while lounging on the blanket and playing with the sock puppet Santa left for her.|