Every Christmas Eve we head out to Grandma Brewer's house for dinner and fun. We love to get together as a family and enjoy each others company. We held it on Sunday this year so Eric and Levi could come. It really messed me up though because I still had alot to do before Christmas and I didn't know how I would get it all done. Eric had to remind me that I still had another day, thank goodness.! It messed Kaitlyn up too so I'm glad I'm not the only one.
We always have the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The best part: the pies! Grandma and Tina set up the tables and everything looked wonderful. Kaitlyn found out why we don't like to sit too close to Carlee though. She ended up with food on her shirt and arms from Carlee's wandering hands. ***Collin is the slowest eater ever. It took him forever to finish and I bet he only had about 10 bites total. Eric and granny tried to play a game with him to guess what food they put in his mouth to get him to hurry up.
Every year we have a present exchange. Grandma places everyone's names in a bowl for us to draw usually the previous Thanksgiving. This year Eric drew Matt, I drew Tammy, and Collin drew Tina. (Tina already knew what her present was before she even opened it.) Carlee drew Uncle Johnny's name and I let her pick out his present. What did Carlee pick out for him? A pretty dolly.
That's right Uncle Johnny. You got your payback for all the babies you gave Matthew. Thank you everyone for making Christmas Eve so special and for the hard work (Tina!) that you put into the occasion. Thank you grandma and grandpa Brewer for letting us invade your home. We love you and love spending Christmas Eve with you.