When I looked out our window at 1:00am this morning, the first thing I thought was that someone must be dreaming of a white Christmas.

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I have to admit, it was pretty.  So pretty that I grabbed my camera and walked outdoors into it’s pretty but still silence.

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Like many people I kind of feel like Christmas snuck up on me this year.  I still have quite a few things to finish up before tomorrow, but the first task of today was to get to bed so I could rest up for a full day of Christmas Eve.  So I did just that.

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The first thing on our agenda, was our annual Jingle Bowl Flag Football game.  Except we loaned our flags to a friend on Thanksgiving and only realized this morning that we forgot to get them back.  So it because our first annual Jingle Bowl Touch Football game.

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Some came all cozy in Christmas jammies to observe.

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And the kids on the field played some fantastic games.

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Sweet Karis was so adorable cheering on the teams from the comfort of her Grandpa’s shoulders.  We are so thankful for the Kempers and so happy that they are here serving with us.

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Clearly someone’s family gets super excited to dress up for the Jingle Bowl.  It’s possible that they forgot to let everyone else know that they could as well.

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All in all, it was a great morning of football.  So thankful for all the fun friends who came out to play.  The rest of our afternoon consisted of dropping off gifts to some dear friends and then stopping in to our beautiful friend Connie’s Christmas Eve party.  Since we don’t have extended family close by, it’s always nice to be included in the Christmas fun of our church family.

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And then the last events of our Christmas Eve happened here.

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Every year, Eastport Bible Church has two Christmas Eve Candlelight services and they are my favorite ones of the year.

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After an encouraging message from Pastor Kaleb, we finished our nights with Christmas songs by candlelight.

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Our first service was at 7, and our second is starting up now, so I’d better finish up this post.  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas Eve and a wonderful Christmas tomorrow as well!

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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