My girlfriend Meredith took over hosting our annual Christmas Eve. At first I thought I would be really sad about handing over my traditional hostess duties, but honestly. . . it was awesome. I loved getting to be the guest! And Meredith did an amazing job.
We had our usual menu of soup in bread bowls. Then the kids went off to play until we gathered them all up for the Nativity. This is my absolute favorite part of Christmas Eve.
I love my girlfriends and I love spending this holiday with people who feel like family when my own family isn't around.
To end the night we always decorate cookies for Santa. . .
And then doorbell rings and . . . SURPRISE! Pajamas for everyone.