Christmas Eve was spent with our Church family. We had a delicious supper of homemade mac and cheese, chicken gravy and biscuits, homemade rolls and cranberry sauce. Always such a blessing to get together with our church. We had a wonderful message by Pastor John. Then our pastor's children did a reenactment of the birth of Christ. It was almost 9 pm by the time we got home.
The kids were up bright and early like any other Christmas morning. Although they are teenagers I love seeing the excitement on their faces. They had no idea what we had planned on getting them for Christmas. So in a matter of minutes all of the gifts were opened. The joy on their faces were priceless. Made the months of saving and scrimping so worth it.
We had such a lovely Christmas. My husband got me a couple of new cookbooks, leggings, a camera cleaning kit and a lens hood. My "big" gift was tickets to go see Laura Story in concert a few weeks ago. I have been so blessed by her music for years now. Perfect gifts for me! I got my husband a coat, football video game and a couple of DVD's.
Fits him just perfectly! He is so tall with long arms it can be difficult to find coats to fix him.
Every year for Christmas breakfast I make Overnight Caramel French Toast. It is that once a year indulgence we enjoy. Sometimes throughout the year the kids will request this for a birthday breakfast. It is SO good.
Come on you know you want a bite! Look at that caramel goodness. There is a layer of cinnamon and sugar between the bread.
We still have one more Christmas party to attend next weekend. So now begins the Christmas takedown! I am ready to get my house back in order and everything back to its original place. Our cat is happy to have his spot under the tree back.