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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is always such a fun day for us!! Griff and I both worked in the morning so my dad watched Blake for us. After work we got ready for my Families Party. My Grandma Payne use to do her party on Christmas Morning but now that every one's family is growing and they have their own traditions on Christmas Day they decided to do their party on Christmas Eve. My Grandma Anderson use to do her party on Christmas Eve but it was getting to complicated so they moved theirs to the week of Christmas. So theirs was the night before. Confused yet!!? Haha!
Once we got there we had some dinner. It was delicious!!! Then of course presents. Grandparents went first, they got some clothes and a calendar.
Char became Blake's new best friend!!! How stinking cute is this??
Time for the kids to open their gifts. Youngest to oldest!!! So Blakelee got to unwrap first. She didn't quite understand what she was doing... So we helped her out. But once she saw a toy she took it and ran to play with it and lost all interest in opening the rest of the gifts.
Adults turn!!
Grandma always gives such fun gifts!!!!
Uncle Russ loves his baby girls.
Then everyone played in a white elephant game! It was a game where you rolled 2 dice and if you got a 2 or 7 ( I think) then you could pick your gift. Once you rolled that number you could steel or you could pick a new gift. All the gifts had a limit of $5-$10 dollars!! It was such a great game!! Afterwards Griff and I had to leave because it was his families Christmas Party at 8pm. So we headed to their house!
Whitney and Blakelee looking so cute on Christmas Eve!! All dressed up!
Growing up I always got Christmas Jammies on Christmas Eve so I have passed this tradition on to my family. So every Christmas Eve I let Griff and Blakelee open 1 gift which is their Christmas Jammies!!! Instead of jammies for Griff he got basketball shorts.
Once everyone arrived we began our party!! We missed Devin, Megan and Beau!!!! Hopefully next year they will be able to come!
Debbie always has they yummiest goodies for her parties!!
We had a White Elephant game here as well!!! We might have gave some pretty simple gifts... we were under the impression that they were funny gifts, but as you can tell by what we got they were good gifts not funny! Ooppps!!! Sorry to Ape and Scott who got our gifts!!! But I will admit ours were funny so they would be great in a funny white elephant game :)!!
Yep!!! We gave boobs and a ginormous bra!!! And the other gift was 2 batteries that had a note that said.... "Gift not included!"
We thought they were funny!
During all the fun at Debbie's and Scott's Blake was sleeping down in the pack and play. It was pretty late when we left the party to head home and Blake's was SOOO tired!!!! She decided to pull the blanket over her head so that the street lights wouldn't get in her eyes!!! Smart girl!
Merry Christmas Eve!!!
We were stoked to have our very first Christmas morning in our home!!

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