It is really hard to believe it is the night before Christmas Eve. I am still trying to wrap my head around the loss of a dear family friend, so the thought of prepping for all the Christmas activities seems almost wrong. But, life tends to keep moving forward, even when you think it shouldn’t. So I thought I’d share with you our night before Christmas Eve.
By the time you read this post, I will already have been at work for an hour. While getting up early the night after an Eagles game is hard enough, having to get up to go to work after an Eagles game is worse! But, the bright side is that I am home to spend the rest of the evening with my family.
The Night Before Christmas Eve. (Or also known as Food Fest Part 1.)
So pretty much, the night before Christmas Eve in our family goes something like this:
- Mommy goes to work and deals with all the really last-minute crazy Christmas Shoppers. I can’t even tell how much fun it is. I know it is wrong of me, but seeing the desperation in people’s eyes is worth all the hassle of the retail season. And knowing that I am done shopping? Priceless!
- Daddy has to brave all the crazy drivers to come pick me up at work. You have NO idea how much that means to me. I don’t have the patience to deal with it. He hangs out in the parking lot, and as soon as I call him on the way out the door, he zips in and picks me up. Door to door service is just one of the many awesome things he does for me.
- Then we head over to my parents house. Normally we go at 2:30pm, but since I have to work till 4pm, that won’t work this year. Hubby will head over at the normal time, then leave to pick me up. My parent’s live 5 minutes from where I work(which will probably take 20 minutes), so it is very convenient.
- After catching up with some family members, it is time to eat. And when I say eat, I mean eat. Turkey, ham, filling, corn, pasta, salad. I could go on and on, but I won’t. I am hoping I remember to take some pictures this year so I can have some stock photos. Hoping is the key word here. I will probably be too busy stuffing my face.
- After we rest, and the dishes are done, it is present time. Not just a few, I am talking large amounts. My parents enjoy spoiling all the kids in the family, including my husband and me. It can be overwhelming sometimes, but the kids love it.
- After all the present mess is cleaned up and put away, we relax and have some desserts. My Mom makes some rocking nut kiffles.
So that is pretty much a look into the night before Christmas Eve in our family. I am home in bed by 9pm because I have to be in to work really early tomorrow morning. And tomorrow is a pretty busy day for us as well, but that’s a whole other blog post.
So, do you any traditions for the night before Christmas Eve?