This was my third Hite Family Christmas, and it was not a disappointment. They have lots of hilarious traditions that are tons of fun. The first one in BIG SANDWICHES!
Mama Hite explained it to me once this way…
“When the kids were little during the year we couldn’t afford to buy the most expensive meats and cheeses during the year for their school sandwiches. So on Christmas eve we would buy all the most expensive meats and cheese and other stuff and make big sandwiches.”
It also stems from a Christmas Eve tradition at Dad’s house. They would have sandwiches on Christmas Eve because Christmas day was the day when you have a big dinner.
This year was no different….
I didn’t find out what anyone else had but from the expressions on all of their faces, it looks like it was really good!
Once dinner is over there is the traditional telling of, “Why Christmas is So Nice”
The above is a link to the full story.
This year things were a little different. As you may have noticed we are missing a lot of bodies in the house this year. Zach, Danielle, Malia and Gaby didn’t make it.
In an effort to connect the Hites that missed this Christmas, we recorded much of the reading for you. Enjoy!
(Note: I had a really hard time loading these videos, I have 2 more. The longest one too. If you are interested, e-mail me and I will try and e-mail them to you.)
Gabi had me, she still wasn’t there. Danielle had Betsy and sent her Pride and Prejudice but it didn’t get here until Friday! Caitlin had Danielle.
Then of course Mom and Dad opened a gift.
He seemed to be more interested in the cupcakes that Betsy brought though…hehehe.
We also got mom a book about dreams…it make for some awkward conversation.
Here we are gathering….