'Twas the Night Before Christmas..

And, as such, the night for family traditions...

First, there was oyster stew to make.

Then it was time to hurry home and get the reindeer feed sprinkled in the lawn.

(Mom forgot to take pictures of the sugar cookie frosting that happened next, but believe me when I say the cookies were not forgotten!)

Only after the house was clean, the cookies were frosted, and the reindeer were signaled, did we open our traditional Christmas Eve presents: pajamas for all!

Merry Christmas Eve!