Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Christmas Eve

Last year I happened to run across a great deal on steaks for Christmas dinner. This year Nathan casually mentioned early in December that he'd eat vegetarian chili all month if it meant he could have steak on Christmas again. I guess he liked it. So I planned steak and then happened to find king crab legs on sale so we went with a surf and turf theme. The kids have had crab legs exactly once before this and still talk about it as if it was one of the best nights of their lives. Hopefully the slow cooked steaks smothered in cheese and bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions on the side, baked crab legs, seasoned green beans, garlic mashed potatoes and homemade rolls will make it on that same list of great childhood memories as well.

After attending our candlelight church service at 6:30 we came home for cheese, sausage, crackers, a few cookies, kid wine, and non kid wine as we do each Christmas Eve. We light the Christ candle on our Advent wreath, have our final Advent devotion, and marvel at the amazingness of Christmas.

Really, in it all, I hope that the marveling at the amazingness of Christmas is what remains etched deep in all of our hearts.

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