Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Crazy Christmas Eve 2008

Dressed and ready for a night at Aunt Katie's . . .

Now on to the festivities . . .

This year, I drew the highest number . . . meaning I chose my ornament LAST. I got to see what ornament everyone else chose and take the best one. (i.e. the one I brought)

I've waited many Christmas Eve's for such a moment!
Here I am gloating.

And so the ornament exchange began . . .

How funny . . . two people brought the same ornament.

And it was finally my turn . . .

I chose to steal my niece's ornament.

Who let the kid play this cut throat game anyway???
I'm too competitive to play with children. Everyone knows that.

A little good natured taunting
to prepare Bri for the cruel world in which we live.

Then Megan drew a smiley face and everyone was happy.

Merry Christmas Eve.

Then we went home and left some treats for Santa and the reindeer, read some Christmas stories, and tucked Megan into her bed.

Then St. John and I had some sparkling grape juice
as we snuggled on the couch and waited for Santa Claus to visit . . .

(to be continued . . . )


Kristina P. said...

I did an ornament exchange at my cookie exchange this year, but only 4 people brought an ornament. I wanted to play Dirty Santa! It was sort of a letdown.

Kate said...

I'm not sure why you keep saying your ornaments are the best.... mine always are (except this year).. I believe ALL your ornament exchange ornaments are from ME!!!!!!!!!!