The Eason's have a tradition of spending Christmas Eve at Callaway Garden's in Georgia, but this year we decided to stay home for the holidays. We knew we wanted to continue our tradition of being together as a family, so for Christmas Eve, we went to Chad's parents house. I'm soooooo on a roll with my camera the past few days ;-p, so I snapped a few pics before we headed out the door.
Shep putting his photography skills to practice again ;-)
The girls gravitate to Jenny and spend every moment practically attached to her hip...they're so blessed to have her in their life!!
The part of the evening our kids were itchin' for...the presents.
Linda's house is always cozy and charming, but at Christmas time, it makes me sigh...it's so magical! Every room has a loving touch added to it with Christmas quilts, cinnamon candles and a country/cottage charm that Linda does beautifully. I absolutely love her style...
Linda gave each of the girls an apron to wear while they assisted her with dinner preparations...they kept them on all evening. And dinner??...oh my. It was a feast fit for a King! 5 hours later and I'm still stuffed.
Linda had prepared a special activity for her and the grand kids. She took them outside for a while and when it was dark, the kids called us outside to walk down the windy driveway which was lit with beautiful candle luminaries.
We ended the evening with a Charlie Brown Christmas and waved goodbye to prepare cookies for Santa...the kids are all snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug and are fast asleep. Shep has already told us he's setting his alarm clock so as to not sleep in tomorrow morning...as if that's necessary. ;-)
Thank you again, Dennis and Linda for planning such a special evening for our family! We love y'all!
Merry Christmas Eve, from our hearts to yours!