Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

A Very Merry & Blessed Christmas Everyone!!

Our morning started out early... My Dad called us at 5:09 a.m. to tell us that the family that had spent the night at their house was awake, and it was time to head out for my side of the family Christmas get-together.

70+ of us gathered at Dad and Mom's... we sat anywhere and everywhere... living room, family room, dining room, hallway, kitchen, front porch, back porch and anyplace on the floor that had some free space.. *L* Needless to say, gifts for 70+ people pile up pretty high and wide, and they create a big MESS!

But the best part of Christmas, is just being with family and loved ones!
Here are photos from Christmas morning's celebration in no particular order (because there are just too many of them!)...

Family chaos at it's best!! *S*

Yes, it IS difficult to keep track of everyone in this crowd... *L*
Some gifts are lost along the way, but the garbage is re-checked, and cushions are removed, we search under couches and chairs, and find the gifts that somehow escape from their intended owners.. lol

Do I look like I'm tired??...cuz by the time we finished in the morning, rushed off to Church, then back to Dad and Mom's for lunch and a short time in the afternoon, I was beat! *lol* But what a great time we all had together!

Dad and Mom (Papa and Nana) survived another Christmas with all their kids and grandkids, and great grandkids... Love you both!! xoxox

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Celebration

We celebrated with John's side of the family on Christmas Eve. A fun time with family, and an appetizer dinner... yummmm!

After a fun gift exchange game, we played a dice game with chips, just for fun, but then we decided to play for dollars... Ashley was the big winner!