Christmas Eve, 2016

Bet you didn't know that I can write any time I want, about anything I want. Pretty amazing, I know.

Christmas Eve was fantastic.  It was a Saturday and there was nothing going on, so we just lazed around all day.  Richard started a fire in the fireplace in the morning and kept it going all day.

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Harrison and I did a small puzzle in the kitchen, the boys each played some minecraft, and Richard and I watched a few real life murder solving shows.  Then while we waited for dinner we all watched an old movie about Abraham and when God commanded him to sacrifice Isaac.  The boys were very concerned and hopefully Richard and I explained it all well enough.  We should probably have another lesson about that, just to clear up any questions they might have.

I really am not a very fancy lady, but tried to create some sort of Christmasy something for the dinner table.

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What is more Christmasy than small tree branches??

We had Steak and Eggs, a Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole, and Overnight Baked French Toast.  I like to have our big Christmas Breakfast on Christmas eve, so that Christmas morning we can just have Cold Cereal.

And now I bet you are curious to see that Christmas Quilt I have hanging on my dining room wall, aren't you?

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Oh, you weren't? You suffer from an intense and irrational fear of quilts? Ah well, I'm sorry to hear that. Terribly sorry. Just a bit of paper peicing and applique to haunt your Christmas nights.

After dinner we put the kids to bed and Richard and I wrapped presents while watching a movie.  Usually we watch "White Christmas" but I decided it was only fair that Richard should get to choose the movie everyone once in a while, so he picked "Warcraft". Still very festive and season applicable. AND and we were done wrapping before Midnight.  It was a Christmas Miracle!