Monday, December 26, 2011

One very {special} Christmas Eve

There are simple little things that make Christmas special. One of those things is being with family. I love that every year our tiny cozy home is filled to its capacity with family and love. I was sad at the thought of some of our family members not being here to celebrate with us. Do you remember LAST YEAR?? Well, we were able to "break" Uncle Bill out of his rehab hospital to be with us on Christmas Eve. We knew that we would not be able to do that this year, his health is worse, and his home is 30 minutes away. {Just too big of a risk} So, we decided that since we could not bring Uncle Bill to Christmas Eve we would bring Christmas Eve to Uncle Bill. Nana made one his favorite comfort foods, good ol' home made mac and cheese. :) Uncle Bill had a home nurse for a short time when we thought he would be able to stay in his home, she came to see him while we were there. Seriously, everyone that meets him falls in love, and despite only working with him for a few short months she keeps in touch and loves him. Well, his sweet nurse and boyfriend had no idea what they were getting into when they came to visit him. wink! After eating some yummy chocolate cake it was time for our Presley family tradition, reading Luke 2 and acting it out.
 Regan was the Angel
 Andrea was Mary
 Bubba was a Sheperd
 Nurse's boyfriend was Jospeh
 Great Grandma Jo, Aunt C C, and Bubba were the Sheperd
{We ended up getting a big audience that wanted to see our nativity fun}

 Uncle Bill and his nurse were the wise men

 After we finished up reading the story of the birth of Christ from the Bible Nana and PaPa sang Oh Holy Night. They have voices of angles!!! Hearing them sing this song is a favorite Christmas tradition to many!!! Everyone in the home LOVED it!!!
 Uncle Bill's face says it all. He loved it!
Uncle Bill would always play the piano with them every year, it was sweet to see him moving his fingers as they sang. I know the he was playing along with them in his heart. :)
I am so grateful that we were able to spend Christmas Eve with Uncle Bill celebrating the birth of Christ. I am not sure how many more Christmas Eves we will have with him and I do not take that for grantid. I feel so blessed to have him in my life.
{More Christmas Eve fun to come. Hubs had to work in the  morning while we celebrated with Uncle Bill but he was home for rest of the fun!}

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