Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Merry Little Christmas

We are enjoying our Christmas vacation. It is flying by so fast.

We attended Christmas Eve mass back home, one of our annual traditions. You have to arrive an hour before mass begins if you want a good seat. A children's procession begins the mass celebration.

First and second grade girls carry baby Jesus on their shoulders. At the end of the procession, the priest places Jesus in the manger.

Boys join the procession too. Older boys carry candles.

My brother Doug led the adult choir.

After mass, we took the traditional picture by the manger. Do we look like the parents of a boy who had two melt downs in church?

We actually opened Christmas gifts from family before mass because we knew the kids would need to go to sleep when we came back home.

Mike received another computer geek book. :)

Cousin Christopher being silly.

Jack gave Meaghan a Little Pet Shop toy.

Jack opened gifts from Santa on Christmas morning.

Then had fun with cousin Garrett that evening.

Forget the toys. Looks like Santa should have brought Jack a flashlight. He decided to explore Grandpa and Grandma's house.

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday.

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