Christmas Day continued -
Our family gathered later on Christmas Day to eat dinner at 4:00. Several of the kids have meals earlier in the day with the family of their spouse. It works for us!
What a blessing this house was for our gathering this year! I dreamed of a space big enough for this...
And this, too...
The menu doesn't change much from year to year. Last year I made a chicken cordon bleu casserole. This year I made the real chicken cordon bleu. Lynn said it was good last year but he really enjoys the real one!
Clean up was quick. I use paper plates and cups.
The kids always look forward to what's next. Gifts for the kiddos!
After the kids opened their gifts, it was time for the adult gift exchange.
(I liked it sooo much that I almost didn't wrap it...!)
We take a break to eat dessert....
Then it's time for the Annual Fahnestock Now You Have It, Now You Don't game. It's always tons of fun. I call the numbers so I don't take pictures during the game. After everyone's numbers are called, we open our chosen gift and the laughter erupts!
We had a wonderful time. It's crazy, it's loud, it's filled with several conversations going at once, sometimes it's filled with kids crying. But, it's always filled with just what makes this Mom's/Nana's cup full to overflowing. God has surely blessed us!!