magical moments. . what precious, chaotic, enthusiastic ages to celebrate christmas. every year santa makes a visit on christmas eve to deliver jammies at grammy's house. i love this photo of the kids literally jumping for joy and squealing every time santa would consult henry (elf on the shelf) if that mcmurray child had been good. when he would report they had all four would jump for joy and cheer!
keagan thrilled with his new nikes!
lucia bursting with excitement in reaction to santa!
christmas eve morning we have a tradition to play the ornament game to open one gift under the tree that matches that ornament.
emery was so proud of herself when she found the pink pig!
decorating gingerbread with grammy.
this could be one of my very favorite moments. aaron and i had put all the kids to bed and told the boys not to come downstairs we we would be wrapping gifts. . . . well i would be wrapping gifts and he would be watching love actually (our favorite holiday movie.) we all of a sudden hear giggling and i see this sign pop up over the couch. . it just struck me as so funny that the boys schemed it up and thought it was hilarious so they would not peak at any unwrapped gifts.
kinkade's christmas eve gift. .
it had not snowed all of december and started snowing christmas eve to sprinkle a white christmas for us in the northwest!
emery with christmas eve santa!
this is what i found left for santa a note, egg nog, whoppers, cookies and tons of carrots for the reindeer.
some sister love after the sibling gift exchange.
my favorite christmas magical moment i didn't capture on camera but i will never forget standing with all four of my children and my dear parents at our christmas eve service while daddy lead us in silent night. the boys were singing their hearts out while emery and lucia each held their own candle it was the best christmas eve service i have ever been to. . . so real, so peaceful, so intimate and such a clear amazing message it was my favorite hour of christmas. i just love our church and feel so blessed!