Forever, as in as long as I’ve been alive, we’ve gone to my mom’s family Christmas Eve. Lots of people, noise, love, food, noise, food, love…I think you get the idea.
It was a big crazy hullabaloo and we’d return the next day for breakfast and gifts. Santa knew to bring my gift there so I didn’t miss out!
Over the years, it’s changed here and there, people have stopped coming because their lives changed, a Chinese Auction replaced gag gifts, and there’s been significantly less alcohol in recent years.
Lots of reasons, but its better that way.
Last year it got moved my gmas sister’s house. Still, it was family, noise, love food etc. Location didn’t matter, it was still Christmas Eve with my mom’s family.
I don’t know how many more we’ll have as a large family, but I hope more than a few.
As crazy as it all is, I love them. Like these two.
Sweet dreams for now, Merry Christmas to all…I have to get to sleep so Santa can come.