Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve at Nonnie's

As is our annual tradition, we spent the evening at my mom's on Christmas Eve. We open gifts from her and eat yummy snacks and sweets. The kids were so excited they could hardly stand it! We came home from Opryland Hotel and had a few hours to chill out before the festivities. My mom's house is always so warm and inviting, but it's especially that way at Christmas.

Walking (or running) into Nonnie's house. The kids definitely swarmed the place.

Sam examines the mantle and stockings

The kids at my mom's house

I asked the question..."Who's excited about Christmas Eve?????"

Sam and Nonnie

Sam got decked out in Titan's gear!

The kids and my mom
After we opened gifts and had lots of good food we packed my mom up and all drove back to our house because of the chance of snow. If it snows it will be the first white Christmas Nashville has seen in 17 years. I think it will happen!

We got home and got the kids into bed and waited for Santa to arrive! Wait....what's that sound??? SILENCE...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Then, it began spitting snow and it seemed it went from just a little to snow showers. It was GORGEOUS! We were so excited! a nice quiet few minutes watching the snow fall on Christmas Eve. It doesn't get much better than that!
Sheryl and Bear. (the pic on the wall behind her is a Christmas gift from my mom from about 13 years ago. It's a black and white photo of Sam Thomas Elementary taken by our friend Gordon Trice. It's still such a treasure!)

Santa came!! I captured some pics during the quiet of the evening.


All is calm...all is bright
As God brings this day to a close, we're mindful of the true reason for celebration. Light came into darkness. In Him is the Light of Life. He is true Love. We are especially mindful of His provision this year. So many blessings cover our lives. We are thankful for Jesus, Immanuel, God with us!

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