Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve has always been a tradition on my dad's side of the family. A good 30 people get together [this year at my dad's] and stuff ourselves silly. Once the food has settled and the complaints of being full have died down, we do presents. In the golden days, Christmas Eve used to last until 4 or 5 in the morning. Since my grandma died a few years ago, the family has to make a bit more of an effort to get together [since there is tension all around] so it only lasts until about 1am.

Aunt Sharon. She's hilarious.

My cousin Cheryl and her boyfriend James.

Me, still stamped from the bar two days earlier. The stamp is STILL there faintly. I don't know what they used, but it was permanant!

The group [half of it] at present time!

Random shot of Uncle Lyle.

Alison laughin' it up.

Joanne with cookies, which look pretty purple in this picture. Weird.

Little Madison... so cute! But there are too many little girls. Gary's impending child better be a boy!

Christmas Eve was a great time. We used to do a Secret Santa, but that kind of ended, and now we do a draw for a gift... one for the guys and one for the girls [the children still get kind of spoiled, so they don't get to play haha]. I won the guy gift this year, which was a big can of hot chocolate from Tim Horton's, and $25 for Home Hardware. Not too shabby!

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