I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! My family headed back home late last night, so this morning I got to work on editing all of the photos. While we will probably be taking down our tree today, I will be sharing all sorts of Christmas photos over here this week! And we still have a couple more Christmases with family, so it may still be Christmas over here for a little. But, don’t worry too much if you’re already over it. I have some posts in the works for the start of the new year, which is always such a breath of fresh air for me. I love dreaming up ideas and goals for the next year. But, for now, we’re talking about our Christmas Eve.
Jordan worked 30 hours right before our lunch outing. He didn’t get any sleep, but was determined to enjoy his Christmas Eve. And that we did.
We weren’t able to travel for the holiday this year since Jordan was working. Although it’s really nice of his program to give a week off, some get Christmas, but this year, he’s off for New Years. So, we spent out Christmas Eve hanging out in St. Louis. We met up with some friends for lunch at Doughocracy. You may remember this family from our camping adventure this fall. They’re dear friends of ours, so it was fun to spend the holiday with them.
It also helps that Heather is a photographer too and can snag a pretty good photo of our fam. Thanks, Heather! 🙂
After lunch, we went to our church’s Christmas Eve service, which was beautiful. Ruby kept trying to blow out the candle. We don’t often get to go to our own church on Christmas Eve, so it was special. We went home and let Ruby open up a gift, her puzzle which she loved and played with for the rest of the night. We made twice baked potatoes for dinner and Jordan read to Ruby before bed. Here’s a sweet video I captured of it:
It was fun to make our own traditions as a family. Although I’m sure we will be traveling over Christmas again in the next years, it was fun to catch a glimpse of what our Christmas will look like someday.