Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve....

Christmas Eve will always mean one thing to me: Grandmom Newman's. For as long as I can remember we have always went over to my Grandparents on Christmas Eve. This was the tradition up until last year when I has kids and more of my family moved out here to PA. Regardless of what I do though, Christmas Eve will always bring memories of Grandmom and Grandpop's....
Apparently this year my brother got a ski mask and I got a bunch of jewelry to coordinate with my stylish flower shirt and pant suit
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that year I also asked for a clown wig.... don't know why I wanted it, but I did...
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Not only did the wig look awesome on my, my Grandfather looked quite dapper
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Remember those Magic Eye Puzzles where if you stared at a picture just the right way it would become 3-D... well here is Grandmom trying to figure it out
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This has got to be my most favorite Christmas memory....
My mother, brother, and I get to Grandmom and Grandpop's and of course we check out the presents. There is the HUGE package.... I mean it was huge, it was long and thin and it almost reached the ceiling. So there we were eating dinner and it was all I could think of is if that present was for me... It was!!! My Grandmother MADE me two care bears and Dorothy and Toto dolls. I can remember so much about that... I still have the care bears
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Christmas Eve went a little something like this:
We would get there and Shawn and I would look at all the presents, and there were always tons, so we had to sneakily see what was for who....
We would eat dinner and I think when I was young dinner lasted about 50 hours, or that is what it felt like.
Then depending on the time we would either go to church or open presents. As I got older I really enjoyed going to church, they had a candlelight service and it is beautiful.
At some point the guys would end up in the living room:
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Grandmom had made dinner
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And we would take a family picture at some point as well:
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I know this post is a little all over the place but I wanted to get it done while the babies are still sleeping :)
No matter what I do on Christmas Eve NOTHING can ever be better than Grandmom's


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