Since Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday this year, Kenny didn’t have to go to work. So we decided to take the boys to see a movie that morning. We went to Clearview and saw Sing, which was cute. Then it was back home for lunch and rest until we had to leave that afternoon.
We met Grandma and Grandpa at Munholland’s 4pm church service. The sanctuary looked so pretty with all of the Christmas greenery and poinsettias. I suddenly missed Grams very much.
We had to leave church early to head down to the Quarter for our dinner reservations with my family, and we were still a bit late. Everyone was seated by the time we got there. The restaurant was festive and busy as usual; it’s always fun being at GW Fins on Christmas Eve.
One of the best parts of the night was watching Luke drink his gumbo dinner out of a little cup. He loved it!
Another fun moment was when Cub and Jeff took their sons on a field trip to Bourbon and came back with an epic selfie.
Then Jeff and I gave Cub our little lagniappe Christmas gift. We made him a shirt with his silhouette on it (using a picture from our cousins cruise) that says “Impressive Specimen.” The shirt came out looking so great, and Cub absolutely loved it. He even wore it on Christmas Day!
Dinner finally wrapped up and everyone headed their separate ways. Kenny and I took the boys by Grandma’s cousin’s party near our house and then we drove by a couple of impressive light displays before going back home.
The boys spread reindeer food on the front lawn, got into their PJs, and we all opened our Christmas Eve gifts. I picked out 6 books for them and they both made ornaments for us at school.
We got them into bed around 11pm and then came back downstairs to get to work. Kenny made me a chocolate martini, I turned A Christmas Story on, and we filled stockings and set out Santa’s presents.
Christmas Day recap coming up next!