Dec
24
2009

Christmas Eve Pics

We had our traditional Christmas Eve service in our living room. We read from Luke 2, finish reading Jotham’s Journey, the kids present gifts to Jesus (several colored pictures and impromptu speeches), and we open our “Thankful” ornament. Gifts to Jesus consisted mostly of colored pictures and impromptu speeches, but Tabitha and Lydia read very thoughtful poems they wrote to the family. I’m sure Jesus was pleased. Our “Thankful” ornament is a box with jots from everyone’s thankful blessings of the previous year. We started this tradition in 1991. It took an entire hour to read through the 18 years of thankfulness, plus go through the entire family to write down 2009’s blessings (every child has a line items).

It’s now 11:36 p.m. Not too bad. Wendy and I have set up all the presents, stuffed the stockings, hung new candy canes on the tree. Strict orders: no waking Mom and Dad up before 6:30, but the kids can unload their stockings when they wake up.

Probably our best Christmas ornament ever!

Probably our best Christmas ornament ever!

Those who think the Jeub kids are deprived, they don't know what they're talking about.

Those who think the Jeub kids are deprived, they don't know what they're talking about.

Stockings stuffing consists of fruit, candy, a new ornament, and a wrapped gift.

Stockings stuffing consists of fruit, candy, a new ornament, and a wrapped gift.

We have nearly 100 Christmas letters taped up...we'll start reading them after New Years over breakfast every morning.

We have nearly 100 Christmas letters taped up...we'll start reading them after New Years over breakfast every morning.

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • http://Wwwmrsbeesblog.com Ginger

    What a blessing! I am so thankful I found your family. Merry Christmas!!!

  • http://huffmasterfamily.com Dawn

    Thank you for sharing the evening’s events! Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

  • Jennifer

    I’m impressed you guys got an ornament that fits all those names! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

  • mollie

    Love the ornament! Love hearing about your Christmas! I have thought about your wonderful family off and on this Christmas season. Merry Christmas!!!

  • sandra

    I just love that ornament,so cute!! Have a Happy New Year!

  • Victoria

    merry christmas! may God bless you with another wonderful year!

    i am loving that ornament… the expressions on those reindeer are hilarious!

  • wendy jeub

    We found it at a tiny shop in Estes Park, CO. They also wrote all the names on it for us!
    I (Wendy) was expecting Zechariah and they offered for us to mail it back after the baby was born, so they could add one more name. However, Chris took care of putting the baby on. It was an awesome find.