Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Love: Eve!

I am in need of some serious holiday cheer.
So, I'm going to share with you my favorite things about the holidays!
First stop, Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year!

We spend the day usually preparing for the excitement. It is the pinnacle of suspenseful days and I love it! I usually spend time wrapping presents last minute for my parents, relaxing or cooking. My family has a special program after dinner where we share the Nativity story, we get to open one special present early (usually jammies!), and my Mom has always cooked a spectacular feast for us!

One thing I love is that my hubby and sister in law have incorporated some of their family traditions into our "Tobler-ness". We have started making and decorating cookies for Santa. M has already started reminding us that we need to do this! It's something the Holmans and Martins do and now the Toblers. Love it!
Of course, it wouldn't be holiday goodness without yummy tasty food goodness!
When we lived in California as kids, we would have fresh Pacific coast crab. So yummy! We stopped doing it because you couldn't get good crab in Arkansas or Utah. Now, thanks to modern freezing technology, we can have it again along with our wonderful shrimp, artichokes, rolls, salad, and jello. And don't forget the chocolate and pumpkin trifles!
Last year, LG was our baby Jesus. We finally have enough grandkids to have almost a whole Nativity successfully. I love that part. Singing, reading from the scriptures, and teaching our kids what Christmas is about.
Christmas is so different with kids. I'm loving the excitement that comes with preparing Christmas for my girls!

Is it any wonder that Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year?


Grace said...

Christmas Eve is the best. :)

Heather said...

Can you post the recipe for that trifle, that looks amazingly fattening just like Santa is supposed to be;)