Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve

For our Christmas Eve Gathering, we do a few little skits.  This year our family did a puppet show.  Here we are making the 008 christmas 009

It was a fun day.  We had to make sure Bella got included!  We brought her into the party after everybody ate.  I love this picture!  The kids are dancing and singing with Beth - “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas!”.  It was on the radio!

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Some great pictures from the evening:

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The Balls/Auble masterpiece was “Jingle Bells” – played by Nathan on the piano with handbells by the rest of the group.   Then Mandy played “Jolly Ole Saint Nicholas.”   I have no picture, because I was taking pictures for them on Kathie’s camera.  For the Leavitt contribution, Katherine read us the story of the candy cane.  Then the Turpins got a little carried away.  We did a puppet show of the Nativity, then Jessi wanted to read the story about the Wise Men, then we watched Disney’s “Prep and Landing.”  We had fun!

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I had to include this picture. 

After all it is really all about the birth of one very special baby.  :)




And then onto presents and new PJ’s.

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We had more than enough food, as usual.  We had appetizers and dinner and too much dessert.  The big hit of the night, though, was the lobster bisque – imagine chunks of lobster floating in butter and cream and you are pretty much there.  It was so yummy!  I love this picture – look at Becca’s face!  :)  Beth stayed afterwards and watched Lizzy’s newest Barbie movie with her.  Thanks Beth!

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Dallas was able to stop in.

We loved seeing you Dallas!

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