December 24

This Christmas Eve saw the return of a few family traditions: new, matching jammies for all the kids, catching up on the Jesse Tree, and hot chocolate stirred with a candy cane. And we tried a few new things (all of which I think will be keepers): tempura for dinner, driving around to look at Christmas lights, and sleeping under the tree. I will not, if I can help it, be repeating the tradition of last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve (though I did actually enjoy the time out with my girl) nor the last-minute glue gun burns (though I dearly love my sister-in-law whose gift I was finishing when the burns were gotten).

DPP pics from past years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011