It is tradition in our extended family to spend Christmas Eve together. We are usually at the Lutz home in Redmond, as we were again this year. It is pretty fun to squeeze around 30 people into Karen and Bob's living room.
Karen always plans the menu with LOTS of good food (in our family nobody is ever in danger of starvation). Jacki and Tijs are here making a delicious punch.
We always have a program complete with Opa reading the Christmas story from Luke. Terrence read the Book of Mormon account of the birth of Christ. Pam read us a very cute story about a family a Christmas time.
This year for Christmas, we asked the family to write notes to Daniel our new missionary that is in the MTC.
The closing part of our program is always the singing of Silent Night is all of the languages we know. This year we had English, Dutch, German, Spanish and Albanian (Landi wasn't too sure how it goes but since he is from Albania we had to try). It is always a very touching part of the evening and I have a hard time not tearing up during especially the Dutch part.