We usually get together either the weekend before Christmas or the weekend after Christmas to exchange (my sister-in-law Susie and I like getting together after Christmas because that really makes Christmas last longer). With Christmas falling on the weekend this year we did our party the day after Christmas.
And, we happened to have a blizzard that day! Sadly, the New Jersey relatives weren't able to make it (wise choice, I don't think they'd be able to relax and enjoy themselves thinking about the long trip home), but the rest of the relatives braved the weather and made it here!
The tiniest girl and the tallest guys:
Rudy ~ Erin ~ Donald
Flora ~ Brian
Grandma loves those boots!
Oh, wait! We can't forget her 'dress-alike' dolly!
Some of the guys:
Mikael ~ Donald ~ Rudy
Jayden ~ Brian
Mikael ~ Erik
Jayden ~ Andrew
Some of the girls:
Jillian ~ Ellie ~ Mia
Susie ~ Erika ~ and one of Susie's favorite things!
Diane ~ Ann ~ Eileen ~ Lori ~ and Erin in front
It was Scott's Birthday!
Ray on clean-up duty again:
Thank you again, Ray!
And in between the eating, and the partying, and the gift-exchanging, Brian and Jayden enjoyed the blizzard that was raging outside!
Brian does double-duty with the snow shovels!'Happy to report that everyone got home safe and sound!