Thanks to Jill, we had magical Christmas Eve. She put together a fun and inspiring musical holiday program which engaged the whole family. This will surely become a treasured Christmas tradition for the Goodman Family! (Below are a few selections that were included.)
Frosty the Snowman
Must Be Santa
Legend of the Candy Cane
The Nutcracker Ballet
After the program it was time for a few Christmas Eve family photos before getting kids to bed and pulling out the games and m&ms.
Have you ever seen parents looking more pleased than Bob and I?
|Sharon - "Gaga" or "Poohpie" and Bob - "Pa"|
|Max, Jill, Linley, Bobby and Elynor|
|Bennett, Ben, Emma, Stephanie, and Paige|
|Thomas, Chelsea, and ?|
|Kristin and Michael|
I am always touched by "homemade" gifts, with which we seem to give a little more of ourselves. Kristin made a lap blanket for Michael and and hot chocolate and cookie mixes in a jar for all of her new in-laws, Chelsea and Thomas crafted a family birthday memory board for Bob and I. Stephanie and Ben created a family photo birthday and anniversary calendar for us as well. Bobby and Jill's kids each wrote and illustrated story books for us and Jill stamped a necklace for me and a tie clip for Bob. Bob and I finally organized 34 years worth of family photos and videos and put them on an external memory drive for each of our children. (Whew, that was a challenge!)
What a magical Goodman Christmas!