all of the stout aunts and uncles and cousins came over for a christmas party the weekend before christmas. it was so much fun to see everyone and spend time together. there are so many little kids now, it gets nice and loud and kind of messy, but it's really fun to see the next generation play together.
oh and we also told our family the gender of the baby at the party!
for christmas eve we had a smaller group come over. we had our traditional christmas dinner, read the nativity story and sang christmas carols. i just love christmas. we had our own little christmas tree in our bedroom and it was so fun to get everything ready before we went to sleep!