We celebrated Christmas Eve Eve with the White Family and had the greatest time being together as a family, having the kids run around with each other, enjoying a tasty dinner, and opening up some special gifts like our White Family tradition of "punch boxes" that we all love and look forward to each and every year.
The next day, on Christmas Eve, we celebrated with the Troncone family where we once again had tons of fun with family and doing our traditions that we've done since I was very tiny. Christmas candle lighting, singing Christmas carols, having Christmas story time by my Mom, and all the cousins dressing up and acting out the nativity and baby Jesus' birth, not to mention dinner and gifts - somehow my Mom makes it all work with 24 people and creating a magical Christmas every time.
Christmas Day was absolutely perfect and this year it was just the 5 of us at home and it was lovely. Jason and I woke up at 5 am to get the French toast casserole in the oven, turn on the Christmas lights, and we had a few moments to snuggle on the couch with our coffee and talk about the wonderful time of Christmas, and how blessed we are with our kids. All three kids woke up at the same time, so we were able to see the joy on their faces walking into a room with gifts waiting for them with their names on them under the tree and the table already set for breakfast. As we ate, we talked about our Savior's birth, sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, and took our annual Christmas picture on the stairs. Then we opened a few gifts, watched a wonderful movie about Christ's birth, and played all day together. Like we always say each year - this was by far the BEST Christmas yet. We are so grateful and we hope you had a magical Christmas time as well.