Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Eve

This was the first Christmas Eve in many years that I haven't had to work.  It was a real treat to wake up and get to spend the entire day with my family.  After 8 hours though, I was ready for a change of scenery. We headed over to my mom and dad's for dinner.

After a yummy, belly-filling dinner, we exchanged gifts with my sister and her family.  It was organized chaos as paper flew, boxes were ripped open, and thank you's were exchanged.  It was all over in a matter of minutes and the kids were off playing with their new toys.  I prefer the one-at-a-time routine but there was none of that going on.

Everyone had a good time though and before we knew it, it was time to head home to get in bed so Santa could come.

Here are a few pictures from the melee, I mean festivities.
My beautiful nieces.

Colin with one of his favorite people, Grandpa!

Sawyer enjoying his after dinner snack - daddy's thumb.

Elise showing Foxx how to ride his new bike/car.

Sawyer fighting to stay awake on comfy Buff.


  1. glad you got to enjoy your family. working on christmas eve is for the birds.

  2. That looks like a lot of fun! My cousin's family decided that the kids were too chaotic and made a "present chair" ... whoever was sitting on the special chair got to open their present - so that the kids would take turns. Maybe next year?

    Your kids are so cute!

  3. Awwww I'm so glad you got Christmas Eve off work this year! I'm sure it was special to spend Sawyer's first with him!! :)

    Thanks for the comment!! It is going to be extremely hard giving up bread but I'm really going for it!!

  4. Your sister's kids are sooooo grown up and adorable!!

    I'm with you in the "one present at a time" camp, but Mike's family doesn't abide either - it's so funny to see grown men go at presents the way they do : )