Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve day, we spent with both of our families. We were staying in Lovell at the time, so we ran to Powell to have lunch with my family at the store...the China buffet was catering to all the employees and their families...yum! After lunch, we went to my mom's house to finish wrapping some last minute gifts and to just hang out. That night, we helped in the tradition of making gnoccies with Christian's family. They are a potatoe dumpling that we roll out by hand. They take quite a while to prepare, but are so worth the time! Jan serves them with a spaghetti sauce, salad and french bread. They are oh so yummy and we look forward to them every year! After dinner with all the family (including all of Christian's grandparents), we read the Christmas story and then opened pj's. Carson was SO excited that Santa was coming again and could barely wait for the morning! Good thing he didn't have much of a nap that day so he would sleep through the night!

Megan and I dorking off in the big jacket

Jan rolling out the dough or as the kids like to refer to it...making snakes..

Rolling the dumplings off the fork so they can be boiled. I'm not sure what was so funny, but something was!

The end result...gnoccies!

Cheers to a good meal!

Digging in!

Christmas jammies.


Stacey said...

I love Christmas jammies!! Looks like you had a houseful and a lot of fun!

Tracy said...

Looks like FUN times and GREAT food!

Brenda said...

It's always fun to see you guys!

Nick and Megan said...

I LOVE gnoccies! I think they are heavenly! What a fun tradition to look forward to each year!

Eric and Mindy said...

Your two little guys are so darn cute in their matching PJ's! Glad to see that you had a great Christmas!

Megan Foulger said...

oh man we really are dorks haha!!! cute pics!