Christmas Eve was nice and mellow. With all the last minute errands behind me, I was able to relax and enjoy the magic and all the excitement in the air. We went to a Christmas concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Part of the program was a sing-a-long which was really fun. Hearing all the familiar Christmas songs was so perfect for Christmas Eve. The choir ended the night with Away in a Manger. It was a simple, beautiful arrangement. We headed home, had crepes for dinner, watched Elf, and read more Christmas stories. Zig freaked the kids out by showing them how close Santa was on the NORAD app and they promptly hopped right in their beds! Wow, I had no idea that could be such a motivational bedtime tool! Then Zig and I made a huge mistake and stayed up until 3am working on “a few things” and having a Mad Men watching marathon. We paid dearly the next day!
I’m afraid the days of getting a decent looking family shot are over…notice Evan staging a photo protest and sulk fest in the background. Rollin chose the week before Christmas to give himself a new haircut and thinks every picture is worthy of the goofball smile. Oh well, this is us on Christmas Eve 2013.