On Christmas Eve, Jenny and I made ebelskivers for the family for lunch, to go along with my mom's super cute hot chocolate bar, they were a hit.
They were filled with cream cheese and berries
In the afternoon we had family bread day. We made greek bread sculptures and pans and pans of sweet rolls to have for breakfast on Christmas morning.
At dinner, the Madison's had a big announcement to make to the family... They are going to have a baby!!!! We are all thrilled to pieces for them. She told me back in October because she wasn't able to ride any of the rides on my birthday trip to Disneyland so I have been keeping this secret like a champ for months! It's so fun for everyone to know and share in the excitement. She gave everyone gingerbread cookies with her due date written in icing.
Then it was time for the annual family Christmas concert.
James is excited for when he can join in on the concert performances.
We ended the night by watching the nativity movie and remembering the reason for the season.
I enlisted the help of the oldest three nephews to come help me with some last minute wrapping, they were happy to help and made it so much more fun.
The next morning we all gathered into the Christmas room for opening presents after our delicious breakfast of home made sweet buns.
James went around "taking pictures" of everyone. He has learned from watching everyone take pictures on their phone that you smile even when you are the one taking the photo, he was being pretty precious.
Dad made this gourmet chocolate peppermint cake for Christmas dinner dessert. He would be made if I just posted the silly picture so I posted a nice looking one as well ...
It was a wonderful Christmas filled with family, fun and memories.