On Christmas Eve we had my family over for dinner and gifts. A few months ago my dad gave us a ham that was over 10 pounds. We weren’t sure when to make it, so we decided Christmas dinner was as good of time as any. We also had mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, Hawaiian rolls, whole grain rolls, a big vegetable and lettuce salad that my mom made, and a fruit salad that Amanda made.
After dinner we took a few photos while wearing santa hats. By then everyone was hopped up on sugar, caffeine, wine and beer. As you can see, it quickly got out of hand. Mom and dad took a nice photo, though!
This year we only bought Christmas gifts for Stephanie and Jessica because we are trying to save money for the wedding. Jessica got a few shirts and jeans, a new watch, a headband, some markers and a Wii game.
For Stephanie we pooled our money with my mom and dad and got her an iPod Nano. Dallas and I also got her a small gift certificate for iTunes to pick out an album to put on her new iPod. She loved it! We also got Steph and Jess each a Hawaii and Christmas-themed book.
Dallas and I had a great time eating, opening gifts, and spending time with the family.