First up, a less-than-one-minute-you-can-spare-that-can't-you? video of the kids getting a kitty for Christmas:
We went to my brother, Sean's house for Christmas dinner. Coincidentally Sean's birthday is today. Him and Jesus, always forgotten amidst all the Christmas presents.
All six of my siblings and their families were there (a rarity since four are doctors) and my parents had all twenty grandchildren around them.
What a Merry Christmas indeed!
|So, what did Santa bring to you?|
|Waiting for dinner|
|Carving the meat with an electric knife!|
|Half of the shoes piled by the front door, the other half were by the back door|
|Me and my sisters!|
Here's where I'll step in to do WIWOC (What I Wore on Christmas) with the lovely Grace:
Fleece top: Old Navy because at $3.97, you just can't beat the price!
As for my sisters, I'm guessing mostly LL Bean, Lands End and J Crew, because they're classy and preppy like that.
|Is my mom stroking my sister-in-law's hair?|
|Was it something I said? Probably.|
|Waiting to do the Sweeney Swap...Sweeney is my maiden name|
|Knock it off, you two, that's what started this big crazy family!!|
|Faux Tie Shirt: Crazy 8|
|Making the gravy|
|Apparently, too many cooks do NOT ruin the gravy!|
|The Backrub Brigade|
|Gammy and her youngest grandchild|
|Three generations of Margaret:|
Margaret Rosemary, Margaret Ann, and Colleen Margaret
|The KID Table|
|The Bigger Kid Table|
|Time for presents!|
|As crazy as this looks - each kid only receives ONE present from my side of the family. Easy peasy!|
|More kids, more presents!|
|I think someone has present envy!|
And now I am officially wiped out and ready for bed.
But it's only 7:30 pm, Colleenie!!!
Yes, that sounds about right!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!