Sara, Joey and I spent Christmas Eve at my mom's house.
Here, Sara visits with my cousins Lauren, Kelsey, and Allison.
Allison, Lauren, Kelsey & Lissa.
Joey's favorite animal??? Yep, pigs.
Tania, Carter, and Tim (Sara's brother).
Brian and Deanna.
Sara and me.
Next up, dinner at Tim and Tania's house with Sara's side of the family.
Brianna clowns around.
Chris's Aunt Lissa opens a Willow Tree gift.
Colleen and Terry.
Sara's new robe and golf bag.
Sara's parents Roy and Barb.
Emilies gets new slippers with Swiss Monkeys on them.
Tara's dog Keylo gets a present. Can he open it?
Annika dances for the crowd.
Alexa and Annika open a gift together.
Carter plays blocks with mommy.
Joey loves his new Calvin & Hobbes box set!
Joey had plenty of chances to use his new Swiss Army knife to open boxes for my mom and Terry.
David and his Grandma Colleen.
Christmas morning starts at our house. First, the stocking gifts.
Our stockings were knitted by Sara's Grandma B - rest in peace.
Sara's niece Emilie.
Next up, my Dad's house for our annual Christmas gathering. The 5 candles represent members of the family who have passed and can no longer be with us for the holidays.
Deanna and her mom Kathy.
Tania's mom Brigit and her husband Roger come up from Southern California for the holiday.
David (Chris's nephew) received lots of equipment for his new motocross cycle.
My mom Colleen.
Kelsey and her mom, Lissa.
Me, Joey, and Sara.
David, his sister Brianna, Colleen, and Steve.
Chris gets a McFarlane figure of Sharks' player Joe Thornton.
Like several members of the family, Carter has an obsession with Ice Hockey...this new remote control Zamboni should do the trick!
Deanna with her Aunt Jan.
Yes, he opened it!
Jan and her girls, Amanda and Andrea.
Alexa, Greg, Annette, and Annika.
My brother Steve and our mom. A rare photo op with Steve!
Me and my mom.
a new lightweight trumpet case for Joey.
Next up is a family breakfast and gift exchange at the McCormick's house (Sara's sister Amy and family).
Carter gives big love to Auntie Sara for the new Zamboni!
Tim gets new ice skates - getting ready to keep up with power forward Carter Chadwick.
Tara, Andrea, and Amanda.
My dad Dave and wife Kathy.
My nephew David and his dad rough housin'