Monday, December 21, 2009

4th Advent and it's Christmas Eve!

Ok, so yes it's 2:00 am in the morning. And I can't sleep. So I'm blogging. Cuz what else should I do this late? Since Brandon and I are going to be with family on real Christmas Eve and Christmas, we wanted to do our own Christmas together. Just the two of us. And it has been so fun so far.

So for our "Christmas Eve" we had a candlelight dinner of twice-baked potatoes and brown-sugar glazed ham. Brandon even got dressed up in church clothes again because he knew how much it would mean to me to have a special fancy dinner. And now that I'm looking at this, it is making me hungry :)

Justin, Katie and Emmeline came over to celebrate 4th Advent. We played a very competitive game of Settlers of Cataan and may or may not have eaten a whole bag of Lindt balls.

We had lots of fun trying to get the 'perfect' family photo by the Christmas tree.
And then we wrote our letter to Santa, burned it, and sprinkled it on the snow. I don't think Brandon is quite comfortable with this tradition...yet
Well, I best be off to bed so that Santa can come.


emily & kyle said...

love it love it love. love your cute fun new traditions, your gray sassy high heels (can we make a run by ross while i am there???) and love lil' emme...cannot wait to see you!!!

ps. who has settlers?

♥cheri said...

OK, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your gray pumps. They're so cute. Gosh! And, I'm so glad someone else does the burning letter to Santa...must be an Allen thing!

jen said...

Cheri - I was just going to leave that same comment. We must be sisters. :)
Melissa- you are SO adorable! I'll be in town next month, so we should plan to get together for lunch or something!

Adrienne said...

you always look like you're having so much fun