Christmas Eve in Pictures
|Baby Jesus will arrive soon!
On Christmas Eve some of my family came over for dinner after they attended Mass. (We always attend either the Midnight or Christmas Day Mass.) Here are some pictures I managed to take throughout the evening!
.: A Few Pictures :.
Really wishing I would have had someone snap a family picture for us again this year…
Maybe on New Year’s Eve!
.: Christmas Eve Dinner :.
I made homemade Cream of Broccoli and Beefed Up Barley Soups, Mom provided the meats and cheeses, and my Aunt Bridget made amazing deviled eggs. I also picked up a veggie platter, chips and salsa, cookies, and baked a chocolate Cathedral Cake
. It was a simple meal but still delicious!
.: Christmas Puzzles :.
.: A Few Gifts on Christmas Eve :.
|Looking through the Family Photo album I helped my mom assemble.
She gave a copy to all 12 of us siblings for Christmas!
|Sean picked out a board book and Tug Boat for our niece (his goddaughter) which she loved!
.: Decorating Gingerbread Houses :.
.: Presents and Stockings All Ready for Christmas Day :.
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.