Saturday, January 3, 2015

Christmas Eve with the Smith Family

Christmas is such a magical time of the year, and having Coog's brought a whole new fun! There is going be a lot of pictures so I'm breaking this up into 3 posts. We'll start with Christmas Eve.
Our traditional dinner consists of treats and snacking, homemade chili, and homemade cinnamon rolls! After we're all stuffed (and gassy :/) we start our program. Because our family has gotten so big over the last few years we break up the show into families. Each family gets a turn to perform or share something. The talent in our family is amazing, especially from these sweet little spirits. I love them all!

 ^^haha his new face lately!^^

 ^^Grandpa's tradition of reading "The Night Before Christmas" ^^

 ^^They performed a version of Hallelujah, it was seriously awesome!^^
 ^^Derek, Nesha, Ellie, Aliyah (and Abby who snuck in) sang beautifully!!^^
 ^^Tel and Abby were a little shy at first but once everyone started singing they cheered right up!^^
 ^^Taylee, Austin, and Baden sang while their mamma played the piano.^^
 ^^Boston and Tucker and their mamma Kaeley sang Christmas songs! The cutest.^^
 ^^This beautiful sister of mine has an amazing voice!^^
^^Grandma made awesome booklets for all the kids and talked about the different symbols and their meanings, it was great!^^
It wouldn't be Christmas without the Nativity story.


We followed along the story and all the adults had a part to narrate. We also sang songs in between and my sister Chan sang a beautiful solo. My mom put a lot of time and effort into it and it turned out wonderful. The spirit was so strong and I loved that we could celebrate the birth of the Savior as an eternal family. It was a wonderful Christmas Eve!!
(We missed you so much Rayland and Sarah!!!)

1 comment:

  1. This was super cute! All the pictures are so fun! Everyone looks great! Its cool that you do this cause its not only the family history for your family but of ours too! :)