Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Day

I hope you all had a nice day on Christmas.  I had a full house,and a fun day!  We had my whole family over, which meant there were 24 people here.  Here's a "few" pictures of our fun day.

 My Dad was surprised and happy to see Andy was here!


 Here's the whole group, enjoying a wonderful ham dinner.  We filled up the room with 4 tables end to end.


 You've probably heard of the saran wrap game.  This is my Dad, stepmom and niece taking their turn.



My brother got the last thing from the center of the ball - a bag of candy coal.



 We do an auction every year.  People bring gift cards and $5 items and put them in this bag.  Everyone gets the same number of tickets which they can use to bid on items with.  Bob is always the auctioneer.  You never know what item is going to get bid up!


 Heather and Andrew - I've given up on getting a "normal" photo of him.  He's always goofing off.


Ruby had fun just walking around and charming everyone!


 The kids had fun opening a few gifts.


My family loves joking and pulling pranks.  This year it was Laura who got pranked by my sister Cheri.  Laura and Aaron have pulled things on Cheri, so don't feel too bad for her.
Cheri gave gifts to several couples to throw off suspicion, but Laura and Aaron's was a little different.
Check out these photos and pay attention to Laura and especially Alaina's face in each one!





It was a badger skin!  (did you know you can get things like this from Amazon?)   Yuck!  Laura was a good sport and showed it around, but used the bag to hold it.  The rest of us had a good laugh.  Cheri better be careful though - paybacks can be rough!


13 comments:

Mildred said...

You had a big crowd! Looks like so much fun. You probably remember our late little dachshund, Harriet. Supposedly, dachshunds are famous for hunting badgers but I've never seen one!!! lol )thankfully!!!

Linda Eller said...

Now that is a big family my friend. So glad everyone was able to be together and it looks like you had so much fun. Sleep well.

Deb said...

Looks like so much fun! I love your BIG family Christmas! Have a great week!

Simply Linda said...

AWESOME!!!!! I loved the big table and family gathering. But, you know, the kids are my favorite, gotta' love Ruby in her tutu. Blessings

Betsy Brock said...

That all looks like so much fun......love the photos!

Patsy said...

What fun ,but lots of work. Ruby sure is growing, not a baby anymore.

Cherdecor said...

I never heard of the saran wrap game. I will have to google for the rules. I love Heather's Andrew. He looks like a lot of fun! Oh, Alaina's face when she saw the badger skin. I would love to have been a little mouse in your house on Christmas. fun!

Nancy said...

I loved reading this post. From the long table that looked like it stretched for miles, to the games, auction and best of all the prank with bager skin. Your family knows how to have fun and enjoy each other and that makes all the preparations worth it.....So glad you had a wonderful Christmas....

Michelle said...

Looks like fun times!

Jenny said...

Haaahahahaha Honey Badger don't care. RUBY is the cutest thing in the world except for Dagny. That dinner looks as though it was scrumptious. And such a good time had by all. Happy New Year! xoxo

Jean Stauffer said...

These pictures are the BEST!!!!! What a great time you all had, and so creative! I love your space for such a long table.

Terri D said...

Loved reading this!! Great photos, too, and Alaina's reaction to the badger is priceless!

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! You guys have a long table! Looks like a very fun celebration...and that badger...ha! Wow, someone is in for some payback!