Anna and I played with her new perler beads while Blake made our Christmas Eve dinner.
While Anna and I decorated gifts with sparkly blue bows and red, shiny ribbons, Blake was up to something on the computer. I wasn't supposed to look...
We took our traditional Christmas Eve drive to look at lights before we enjoyed this magnificent beef bourguignon by candlelight.
We, of course, put out cookies and milk for Santa and a carrot for the reindeer (I guess the reindeer each just get one bite).
Anna carefully hung our stockings on the mantel before we snuggled up to read Twas the Night Before Christmas by the fire.
Then we got to work. And, Santa came. He brought one really big surprise this year - a fish for Anna. I think, besides the fish, the vintage 1986 Lite Brite that's waiting to be unwrapped might be my favorite. I can't wait to find out what Anna's favorites are.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!