Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Today was spent doing last minute shopping, wrapping gifts, napping, and getting excited/prepared for Santa's visit!!!
Tonight we went to church at 5 and then headed over to Nana and Papa's house for dinner, drinks, and fun with the family!  I haven't spent Christmas in Canada in probably 15 years or more so it was nice to spend a holiday with my family we don't get to see very often.
 My cousin Tracy has 3 kids and two of them are close to my kids age; Cooper and Quinn.  Actually, Quinn and Owen are just a couple of days apart.  If I remember correctly I think we were due on the same day!!! 
It is nice having other kids around!!!  All of the kids play so good together which allows the adults to sit back, relax, and have a drink!  One of the neat things about being here for the holidays was partaking in some of the "old" traditions I remember like the poppers that Nana has every year that come with a paper crown and a goodie!!!!  There is something to be said for Christmas traditions!!!  I love how there are certain things you can count on every year and then, looking back as an adult, you have such fond memories of those specific things and it gives you ideas of traditions to start on your own!
The goodies provided tons of entertainment for the kids!!!  We cut the evening a bit short, I dressed the kids in their pjs, and we headed home and straight to bed so we could get ready for Santa to come!!  I hope Santa finds us in Canada!!!

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