Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

After spending the last 3 Christmases here in Boston on our own Chris and I were both happy to be with family this year. Christmas Eve is when Chris's family opens gifts etc. There was Chris and I, his brother Bryan and his wife Andrea and their boys Gavin and Trevor, Chris's sister Alicia and her husband Paul and of course Chris's mom and dad.

The night started off with Gavin and Trevor building a Gingerbread House. Every year Linda makes Chicken Divan which is basically a casserole type dish with chicken, rice, broccoli, cheese etc. And it is GOOD! We all look forward to it every time she makes it. By the time we ate supper I am not sure who was more excited and eager to open or Gavin and Trevor. ha! Mom and DadChris, Paul and Bryan
Chris with his new Avalanche jacket
Me with my new Oilers gear and Ryan Smyth t-shirtIf you know Andrea you know how fitting this shirt and mug are
Gav and Trevor eager to see what's inside
We found this Pirates replica Black Pearl at Costco and just had to get it for them
Paul and Alicia wondering if it's bedtime yet
Chris with his wind up flash flight.
It was a wonderful evening and I am pretty sure a great time was had by all. We got some great gifts from everyone. I got a crock pot cookbook, Oilers gear, books, puzzles, a new duffel bag etc. Chris got Avalanche and Seahawks stuff, a new duffel bag, new razor just to name a few.

Chris and I waited until Christmas morning to open our gifts for each other. I am a big kid when it comes to Christmas and I wanted to have presents to open on Christmas morning. We got up around 8 am and opened our stockings and presents. Chris got me a huge scrap booking kit with all sorts of different stuff in it, new pajamas, a watch, Planet Earth series on DVD, Isotoner gloves ( I LOVE them), fuzzy socks, and a new Oilers jersey. I got Chris a Seahawks pullover (the ones the coaches wear), a PSP. Tiger Woods 07 for his PSP, Adidas toiletries case with cologne etc and a Mythbusters t shirt. It was so much fun opening our gifts. We got snow IN SEATTLE on Christmas day, how about that. It didn't last long, but while it was falling it was so pretty. We spent the day just lounging around the house with Chris's parents. That evening we went with them over to Paul (Chris's sisters husband) parents house and enjoyed a YUMMY turkey dinner. All in all it was a wonderful day and we were so thankful to have family to spend it with this year.


Linda MacTravel said...


Andrea said...

You did such a good job posting about Chirstmas, I'm just going to send people over here to your blog so I don't have to do it!

Gianni said...

You are a Northwest Division contradiction, Evey! We all know you are a closet Canucks fan. After all, "We Are All Canucks".