Next, the older kids were treated to our annual pick of an 80s or 90s movie which they are not privy to know until the moment it is turned on. For some reason, they had it narrowed down to Big or Top Gun. Don't know where they come up with these things. Apparently we were a little off and it came out in 2000 but this year's pick was Erin Brockovich.
Christmas Eve morning we woke up to cinnamon rolls and brunch, then time to read the notes we had written to each other and placed in our stockings. Last year we added a new twist and before the stockings were put away in January we each wrote a letter to Jesus from ourselves. Each individual wrote about hopes and dreams for the year as well as things we wanted to work on. These letters were also found in our stockings when we opened them up. Always my favorite part of the day.
Then the kids exchanged their Secret Santa gifts.
To be continued....