Christmas Eve at Jim's
We Welcome four day old Layla
Mommy, Grandpa Pat and Daddy....Grandpa Pat....Cousin Jean....Cousin Laura
The Gingerbread House Contest
Michael's Ninja Turtles....Jean with her purple creation....Laura with Jean's....Pat's Irish One....
and Kathy's amazing house with real lights, flood lights and eight leg lamps!
The Sequoia Inn presented this drive-in playing Star Wars
Hannah shows the prize for winning the contest
Pat, Brian, Bridget and Alissa....Alissa, Brian, Sean, Darren, Michael and Bridget
Sean....Leia....Hannah and Erin taking a selfie....Erin, Laura and Daphne
Cake....Kathy's deviled eggs with bacon and her bacon dribbled with chocolate....Alissa enjoying the bacon....Jean slicing the prime rib from Jim
Jean's festive shoes.....a new idea starts....taking pictures of cell phones over the ages
Kathy's gift this year: Scrabble name ornaments....Close-up of Jim's tree
Daphne and Hannah compare their hair length....Kathy
Great time singing Christmas carols.....Jeff and Terry grab a quick nap
We had grab bags for the adults and had a lot of fun
Ward's Christmas on New Year's Day
Presents......Some of the Lahm's lovely Christmas Decorations
Fun food....Food Jean received as gifts for being a Sunday School Teacher
We thought we might like to change the way we do the annual family auction.
We couldn't just discuss it like normal people.
We had to write our suggestions down and Jean put them in a special pot.
Some of the suggestions were a little rude.
Yes, we laughed until we cried.
We had the auction the way we always had it....with Monopoly money and bidding
Opening gifts.....Owen checking out his first of the many "Pencils of the Month" he will received from Aunt Becky
Before Christmas, I told Daphne and Erin to get on the computer and pick out gifts for Grandpa Terry and me to get them.
I told them if they didn't do it, I would buy them clothes for Christmas.
They both picked out clothes....Cracked me up!
Erin in a box....An ornament I bought for the girls (I think it's a cat..others think it is a fox)....Alex and Laura
Bill and Becky....One of the Birthday Boys (we celebrated Brendan's birthday later in the year)....Some of Terry's gifts
Hannah, Erin and Daphne....Hannah's friend Brianna watches Hannah and Erin take a selfie....Daphne and Brianna
The auction gifts....the money....Alex runs the auction....Bill...Jeff
Bill and Brendan playing a game....We were going to play double bananagrams until we realized it would be difficult to sort the tiles to put back....We played a regular game
It started out as a regular Outburst game.
Then Jean incorporated toy dinosaurs into the game.
You could use a dinosaur to put on a card that you didn't want to answer in the game.
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