Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

For Christmas Eve we always go the Cope's house for dinner and a gift exchange. We had the most delicious dinner. Rich has a HUGE family so it is always quite a process to get together. Everyone was there for dinner except the Swensons but they came later. Norma is so good at putting everything together and there is always plenty of food!!!
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After dinner we all headed downstairs and everyone was really excited to begin the festivities.

Norma gave the scriptures to Joseph and he read us some scriptures, the kids were all really anxious to get to the presents.

After that we listened to Twas the Night before Christmas and Janean showed us the pictures. Max really liked the story and was actually listening to it.

Then the chaos began...we always do youngest to oldest and trying to remember who is what age can be difficult with 22 grand kids. Needless to say, it got really LOUD and quite comical as we tried to patiently take turns and also see what everyone got. There were some priceless moments (Norma yelling at Carrie tops them all)!!
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Max got a Hulk truck from one of Carrie's kids that is awesome but he really loved the cars that Kelsen got and it was a nightmare trying to get them away from him at the end of the night.
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Alexa got a beautiful pair of earrings from one of Carrie's kids.

Alex got Moonsand from Whytli and was really excited about it!! He loves to have projects to do (I need to be more patient and actually let him have fun).

Rich got a gift card to Outback from Janean and I got a very cute sweater and earrings from Jennifer (or maybe it was Dustin)!!
Rich's parents gave all their kids food storage stuff and the girls all got salon products (which I am SO excited about, I never splurge on good shampoo). Alexa got a lot of hair stuff and a cute shirt, Alex got a science project kit and Max got a van with a trailer and 2 motorcycles.

We had a great night and made lots of fun memories. Usually we head to Logan after the party but this year we decided to spend Christmas morning at home.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I love it when Grandma Cope yells at Carrie! Looks like a good time.