Much the same as the last few years, Christmas Eve is bigger for us than Christmas Day. We love the two days of family, fun, and food!
My mom goes all out. We have appetizers, the main course, and a chocolate fountain to finish it all off.
This is my parent's tree. They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. We have been really lucky to all be together for the past two holidays.
In the past, the grand kids have picked names and just exchanged between one cousin. This year, Tiffany suggested we do a candy exchange instead. It's much like a white elephant game. Everyone's names get put in a bowl and then drawn out randomly. They can steal other's candy or choose an unopened gift. It was a lot of fun to watch and the cousins said they liked that exchange better than the gift exchange. Great idea Tiff!
After the M & M game, we played Head's up. It's like reverse charades. Pretty funny to watch the people trying to get the one person to guess what's on their card. Here are a few shots of that game.
This one was shaving.
Then, the fun doesn't stop for us! Nope! We head to the Wood's for gift exchanges as well. Are these kids spoiled or what?
Merry 'actual' Christmas Day!
See Jason's yawn? We were up at about 6:30. I didn't even have to wake up the kids this year. I'm usually too excited to sleep in but this year, the kids woke us up.
Santa couldn't forget Sadie. Ellyse is helping her open her gift.
Once we were all done opening gifts, we headed back to the Wood's for a yummy breakfast. Diane spoils