Ahh, Christmas Eve. The best day of the year in terms of anticipation and magical wonder.
I love this picture of Ethan, admiring the tree. Each ornament holds a story and all month the kids liked to hear about each one.
And after playing all day and watching mama cook and cook and cook we bath, dress up after the sun has gone down and then enjoy a big dinner together. Soon we bundle up and head to church to celebrate with our Fairbanks family.
Coming home to Christmas pjs and writing letters to santa.
We are in our second year of our family tradition of ending Christmas eve by toasting to Christmas with homemade egg nog. So rich and creamy it fills those excited bellies and helps them sleep the whole night through.
The house, and the kids, were ready for Santa to arrive. Oh yes, Christmas Eve is a magical night for sure.