Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Our Christmas Eve has always been with the Young's.  Same tradition for the past 64 years.  Someone decided they wanted to change it this year and have it the Saturday before Christmas.  It was fun, but I'm sure we will go back to having it on Christmas Eve next year.  It just didn't seem right.  We all felt that it really should be Christmas Eve and it wasn't.  Funny thing happened on our way home, my brother-in-law, Tristen and myself were laughing at Bridget because she was saying that Santa Clause was scary.  Mitch went through a yellow light that turned red and got pulled over.  The cop was a guy that I went to High School with thank goodness, because he didn't give Mitch a ticket.  We had a lot of fun activities that evening which included playing bells, a photo booth, and decorating sugar cookies.
Of course Santa always comes at the end of the evening.  Funny how the three youngest grandchildren all cried when it came to Santa.
Christmas Eve consisted of Pizza, the Missionaries came over, our traditional new Christmas storybook,  pj's, drawings of what Christmas means to each of the grandchildren and the Christmas Story read by dad.  
Christmas morning was just us single kids with mom and dad, which means we woke late and slowly opened presents.  Around noon the kids came over for waffles.  I got a lot of fun stuff; a cook book, super cute red pj's and slippers, jewelry including an ovarian cancer pin, books, and my favorite a garmin running watch (actually I won't get it until January because it is back ordered).  
That afternoon we went over to Grandpa Young's and spent time with the family.  At 6:30 my siblings came over and we opened more presents.  I must say I like it better when we do the siblings presents on a different day like we have in years past.  It spreads Christmas out and doesn't seem so rushed.  
The kids got blankets from grandma and grandpa and loved them.  My favorite gift's this year were the gift of life, health, wellness and just being together with my family!
Trying to get a picture of all the girls in their matching night gowns is one difficult task, man they are so stinkin' cute!

1 comment:

  1. We Youngs know how to celebrate Christmas don't we!!! Very cute pictures!! I'm happy you had such a fun Christmas!! We did also , the down side is that I miss everyone!! Keep celebrating!! Love Aunt L