Christmas Eve

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

You know how when you get married you have to embrace a whole new ritual at Christmas? At first it kind of stinks to know you are missing what your family is doing and what you have done every year but then after a few years you realize that you aren't missing anything, you are spending time with your family-his family is your family. We have done well at meshing our Christmases and I hope one day to have our own customs for the holidays.

Every other year we spend Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with one side of the family and Christmas night with the other. (Ok, I guess this happens every year but you know what I mean). This year we were with Steve's family for Christmas Eve. What you have to know is that a function with the George's isn't a quick eat and leave event, it begins around 1-2 in the afternoon and goes until the last person decides to crawl in bed. In many cases this is all hours of the morning. It is really cool to be able to spend so much time with family and really enjoy each other.

The kids always love Robbie

Checking out baby Maggie

Pretty little Livi

Karen, aka Grandma

When you have eight grandkids it's hard to open gifts without help

The BelchersTracy's family, getting all them together for a photo after opening gifts was no easy feat

The Georges

We had a great celebration and I should point out that Karen, Amanda, Tracy and I all showed up wearing red and black--totally not planned. Great minds must think alike...

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