Christmas Eve at the Maxwells

Traditionally, we’ve celebrated with the whole crew for all of Christmas Eve. We began this soon after Nathan and Melanie got married–so almost 20 years. So far, everyone has been able to make it, which is amazing! This year turned out to be extra special. We weren’t sure Christopher and Anna Marie would be able to come, but they did. Such a sweet blessing to all be together!

That’s what makes our day so special. Time together. Laughing together. The thought and love that goes into each gift. The fellowship we have in Jesus.

Enjoy a peek into the day!


Happy Christmas (Eve) Morning!
We have so many now that we split into a separate table in the other room (pictured down further in the post). We started the day with a delicious spread of breakfast casseroles, fruit, yogurt & granola, and pie crust with cinnamon and sugar.
We began with a time of prayer.
Dad handing out gifts from him and Mom.
Gigi gifts everyone, plus gives cards!
Happy grandkids with their happy grandparents (a new dress for Calia from Dad and Mom)
In the cousin name draw, Benji had Axton, and he got him a snow shovel. He was so excited, he went over to help Axton.
Axton was very pleased with this gift (and notice everyone watching him).
Enjoying a book in the midst of all the hubbub!
Betsy made the scarf for Ruthie.
Anna took some of the kids upstairs to play for awhile after their gifts were opened.

Then, early afternoon, SNACK time! All the sisters-in-law brought food to contribute to a delicious spread.

Here’s the other table!
We spent the afternoon playing games.
Then, early evening, our delicious Christmas dinner!
Dad wore a headlamp to match Andrew for a little. Andrew loves his headlamp!
Abby washed many dishes!
So much activity!

“Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous;
and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness” (Psalm 97:12).

12 thoughts on “Christmas Eve at the Maxwells”

  1. Thank You for sharing this sweet time. How wonderful that everyone could be there.

    God Bless your family!!

  2. Beautiful family! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful gathering with us all. Btw, how adorable is Anna Marie’s hair.

    1. Isn’t it great to see it growing back? And we have only ever seen her with long hair so we are enjoying seeing the various lengths as it grows back!

  3. I can’t tell you how much I always enjoy the photos of your family times together! It brings me joy to see the love you all have for one another. Families are such a precious gift from the Lord. Thank you for sharing.

  4. What a beautiful family, the grandchildren are growing up so quickly! Anna Marie looks amazing. God is good!

  5. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful family! It is an inspiration to be reminded of the special times we share with loved ones. Anna Marie…beautiful! And everyone…
    God Bless

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