Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was so nice and realxing this year. We had my parents, my grandma, my sister Amy and her husband Wade and their 4 children (including the newest editions to our family, my twin nephews), and my sister Julie and her husband Rusty over for dinner. David always makes clam chowder and bread bowls and my mom always makes white chilli. It is such a fun, yummy night. Christmas eve is probably my most favorite night of the whole year. It is just so magical. These little boys are so sweet. The one in red is Justin and the one in white is Matthew. They were prefect little angels that night.

One tradition that we love and have carried on from my family is the chandelier gifts. Every year we all get one small, light weight gift that we tie with ribbon from the chandelier. As a kid it drives you crazy to have to sit through all of dinner and wait to open that present that is just hanging there, right in front of your face. We open them after dinner. That is the fun part, eating and looking at your present trying to figure out what it could be. I'm not sure why I didn't get a picture of this, but it is one of our favorite traditions. This picture is right after we cut them all down, the kids were so excited to get started.

David got me some work out bottoms (what was he trying to say? Hmmmmmm....). Actually I loved them, thank you handsome.

The girls each played two Christmas songs on the piano. I was quite proud.

David played us some Christmas songs he had learned. He sang as well. Am I the luckiest woman or what. There isn't much this man can't do.

Ben loves to sing with daddy when he plays his guitar. He can sing really well. It was fun to see.

Liam and Jacob were pretty much inseparable that night.

Amy and Wade and Abby were enjoying the lovely performances by my children and husband ;-).

I'm pretty sure Julie and Rusty liked the performances too, but I think they were a little more taken with these sweet little babies. Nothing reminds you of the birth of the Savior more than brand new baby boys at Christmas time.


rusty and julie thatcher said...

Hi sarah. Just wanted to say i love you!

GlemserFamily said...

Seeing your pics makes me ALMOST want to break our Christmas Eve tradition and be there with you!

Tim and Katy Glemser said...

Aw, I love my Glemser family! I'm so glad Tim finally got his act together (ha ha) and asked me to marry him so that I could be a part of your fam! :) Can't wait to see you again

Casey and Ashley said...

Can I just say that you are the cutest!? Love the chandelier gift idea- too cute! And I want more pics of Samson!