Who are these Critters you speak of?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Eve 2011

The fam headed down to Orlando on Thursday before Christmas. We just headed down in two shifts, Rian and the Critters during the day and Abbey and I after work that night. After a relaxing Friday we were ready for the Christmas whirlwind. Every year my mother has Christmas Eve dinner at her house. This year we headed to the children's service @ St. Lukes and had a great time. It was a wonderful (interactive) sermon, yes I said interactive.

After church we headed over to my mom's house to take care of the last minute touches to get ready for dinner. After dinner, Grandma B kept the tradition going and read Twas the Night Before Christmas, with her own twist. During the story she inserts peoples names and has them hunt for hidden presents.

After a little clean up we packed up and headed back to Grandma Kate's to put the Critters to bed.

Here are a few shots from the night:

Finishing touches. With CarCar as the little helper.

The set-up.


MoMo, CarCar, and Uncle Adam.

Haddie not quite getting the proper use of a stocking.

An attempt at a family portrait.

CarCar givin' you some love.


Brother toward the tail end of the night.

Note: There will be more blogs coming soon to catch up. The cameras are still in two separate cities as Rian is still in Orlando.



  1. LOVE brother's bowtie :)

    Glad you all had a Merry Christmas!! Miss everyone!

  2. Seriously ... how cute are these kids?!!! Love those three!!