After we left Mee-Maw’s, we went home, changed clothes, dropped stuff off, and gathered up more stuff and then headed over to Nana’s. The weather was BEAUTIFUL. I mean, outside in t-shirts without jackets weather. Everybody stayed outside until dark. We even took a walk.
Once everyone got there and it got dark, the guys grilled the steaks and then we ate a delicious dinner.
We always try to get a cousin photograph…and it is normally like an act of Congress. This year was no exception.
There were about a million outtakes, and this is about as good as it got:
It got better when we added Shshr to the mix:
We always get one without Everett for Mom’s Christmas frame…..and it went about as well as the others. 😛
But then. An absolute Christmas miracle happened. Nana wanted a picture with all the grand babies. And at first, it was more of the same…..
BUT THEN THE MIRACLE HAPPENED. I got THREE decent shots in a row, with everyone looking AND smiling!!!
Some more random family shots that everyone wanted in front of Nana’s pretty tree:
And then came the present opening madness-
And with Nana’s gift came a very special announcement from Josh and Jackie…
Then tired kid chaos and dessert time….
We are a loud, boisterous, close knit family. And it is fun. And crazy. And exhausting. And delightful. It was a good Christmas Eve all the way around.