Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve with the Silves family

Christmas Eve was spent with my family out at Tyler and Tanya's. We woke up to lots of snow that morning and were beginning to wonder if we were even going to make it out to Everson. We got everyone ready and left home at 11:00. We ventured down the Hampton, only to find that there was not a snow plow in sight. So, after much careful driving, we arrived in Everson at about 11:30...this is normally a 10 minute drive.

My sis-in-law did an amazing job with the table and the meal. She did all of the cooking for the day and the food was delicious! It was a great time to be together as a family to enjoy great food, fellowship with each other and watch the snow come down. The kids were all amazing and were so much fun to watch.
The kids waited so patiently to open up all the gifts waiting for them under the tree. Wayne was so excited he decided to start taking the tags off of the gifts...that made for fun in figuring out who a few of the gifts went to. He knows how to keep life fun!
The three granddaughters all got new bathrobes, pajamas, slippers and a new movie from Grammy and Papa Duane. Our girls were so excited about their new bathrobes that they wore them around the house for the rest of the afternoon.
After gifts, Jason played a game with the three girls while the rest of us watched little Weston open his gifts...he had been taking a nap while the other kids opened gifts. I can't believe he was able to sleep through all the commotion...what a trooper!
The original plan was to stay in Everson so we could attend our Christmas Eve service but due to the snow it was cancelled. So, we left Tyler and Tanya's before dark because of the snow. The drive home was a little easier because it had stopped snowing and there had been more traffic on the Hampton. It was nice to have time to be home and give the kids some wind down time before bed. We have a tradition at our house...the kids sleep around the Christmas tree every Christmas Eve. This year was Ethan's first year...he was finally old enough to get the "stay in your sleeping bag and go to sleep" idea.

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Weston had a little help sleeping from the fan that sounds like an airplane is landing in his room! Thanks for coming, it was a WONDERFUL day!