Storlie Family picture:
And since Alarik napped through the gift opening, he tore into his later.
Our celebrating continued the next day when we went to Deer River after church to celebrate with Jesse's dad's whole family. We gathered at Morse Town Hall and had a big meal, then opened presents. The kids enjoyed playing in the bounce house that Great-Grandma Lorraine had rented and the older kids played basketball.
I had to work on Christmas Eve which was a bummer but at least we didn't miss out on any gatherings. Jesse and the kids did some firewood and played at home all day, then we went to the candlelight service at church that evening. Afterwards, Bekah and Scott opened their traditional Christmas Eve gift of new jammies.
Usually it's Christmas jammies but this year I found a deal on Angry Birds ones and they were lovin' 'em!
Angry Birds under our Christmas tree:
Alarik sort of got the short end of the stick this Christmas. He did not need one more toy or piece of clothing. He's too young to know any better so we saved ourselves the money and the space in his dresser drawers and toybox! He was having a great time no matter what! And, believe me, he got enough toys from the grandparents to more than make up for Jesse and I being duds!
Bekah and Scott pulled out all the stops for Santa's treats this year.
Just look at that smorgasbord! Cookies, hot chocolate with a candy cane stirrer, egg nog, another candy cane, and special treats for the reindeer, complete with a note as to which treat was for which reindeer, how much they got, and when to feed it to them. (We are finding that Bekah is a bit of a micro-manager.)
Next up, Christmas Morning...stay tuned!