We stayed here (it was wonderful not traveling with two small children).
On Christmas Eve, Ben read at the 4pm Mass.
We had to be at church 45 minutes early to get a seat, so the girls had to sit in the pews for two hours...but they did so great!
Caroline getting ready for church
Love this face!
Pictures after church
Love to get pictures with my girls
Silly face :)
Done with pictures...
Once we got back home, Ben started our family dinner! We adopted his family Christmas Eve dinner as our own and we adopted my family Christmas Eve dinner to Christmas day dinner. On Christmas Eve, Ben makes: garlic buttered shrimp, homemade meatballs with ravioli, and then breaded pork cutlets, green beans, and biscuits.
Before bed, a picture in front of the tree
Santa letter and cookies!
Santa left some goodies for Caroline
Some goodies for Elizabeth
Some goodies for Ben
And... Santa brought this castle for both girls
Christmas morning... checking out what Santa brought!
Checking out Elizabeth's stocking first
They love Christmas!!
Caroline LOVED all her books!
She carried the bubble bath everywhere, all day.
Checking out what Dad got from Santa
Puffs and bubble bath in the castle!
So... while we were checking out what Santa brought, we discovered that our oven died. Ben turned it on when we first came downstairs and when he went back into the kitchen it was off (and dead). :(
We checked the fuses/ flipped the breaker/ etc. and no luck.
*On a new and completely different note, on the 26th, we bought a new oven.
We enjoyed cereal and microwaved bacon for breakfast. :)
Godiva chocolates, Lenox paper plates, and diet coke (for me)!
Godiva Santa :)
After breakfast, we opened presents.
This is what our living room looked like after opening...
And our dining room table after opening...
After nap time, we had a couple of friends over for play time and a cookie party! We had so much fun relaxing (and eating cookies).
Christmas cookie station
Having a blast :)
Everyone loves Doc McStuffins
We love to carry toys around
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas too!