We decided to open our stockings from each other on Christmas Eve morning, before we headed up to Alpine for the family Christmas festivities. Here they are...aren't they cute! We picked them out with Willie's mom as part of a 12 days of Christmas gift. She gave us a lot of super cute stuff to get us started with our Christmas decorations etc. Thanks, Jamie!
That afternoon we headed up to Alpine for a Christmas Eve program that Willie's family's ward does every year. It was really cute and a nice way to remember what Christmas is about. I really liked it a lot.
After that, we had a delicious dinner and had our own Christmas Eve program. Willie's family has a tradition of acting out the nativity every year. Since there were no grandkids visiting this year we did something different. Everyone picked a character from the nativity story and kind of researched them and shared what they learned. It was really nice! Then all of the kids opened a group gift, a game called Bang, and played. Games with the Matthews are some of my favorite times!