All day long, and I'm not exaggerating, the kids would ask "Is it almost time to go?", and my response would be no, at 5:30pm. Well when 5:30pm finally rolled around, the Prime Rib wasn't done cooking so this really put them in hyper mode. We got out of the house around 6pm - not too bad I guess.
|The Kids & Boo in their Christmas Duds
It had already began to snow, which made the short 5 mile ride, seem like 20. When we arrived, it was full on Christmas excitment in the house.
First thing on the agenda, try out my new wine glass that my mom bought for us girls. She buys us a cute wine glass around most holidays. I love it.
I may or may not have drank this whole bottle.
My sister-in-law had picked up a bottle of cider and whiskey to make a warm, spiked cider. I of course took the bottle of whiskey and used it as an oppoturnity to make everyone do shots! Even my mom (who NEVER drinks) humored me by drinking some! Mom, Seester and I all agreed - EWWWWWWWW
Then it was time to get the herd fed. The kids had pizzas, as well as veggies with dip and some fruit.
The adults feasted on pierogies, crab cakes, crab legs, lobster tails, chicken wings, prime rib and shrimp. For dessert, an array of Junior's cheesecakes.
Then it was time for gifts! This year, "Santa" (Grandma and Papa) brought my kids Chromebooks with carrying cases and a mouse. They were overjoyed for sure. Colton also got a Detroit Tigers shirt and thermal bag from my seester. I think he was more excited about them than the Chromebook! Ashley got PJs from my sister, and couldn't wait to get home and put them on.
Even I got a few presents!
|From my Seester - ELVIS!!!
|Mixer / Soda Stream Supplies / $$$$ / Silverware (from the Parents)
After visiting for awhile longer, it was time to head home and get the kiddos in bed. Although they were extremely excited, I got them up the stairs by 10:30pm.
Then it was off to bed with anticipation of Santa's arrival.