animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

christmas eve

For the first time ever, we hosted Christmas Eve at our house. We went to the 4:30 service at our church with Brian’s parents and grandmother. This service is kid-friendly and had no sermon other than the children’s sermon–yahoo! Besides that, I liked the fact that it was early. We always end up going to church at the end of our evening, but this was definitely better.

After that, we came back to the house and had dinner. I made lasagna, garlic bread, and Italian antipasto salad. I’m still stuffed and I didn’t even think I ate that much.

Jake couldn’t wait any longer so we exchanged gifts with Brian’s family after dinner. We got some cool bar/wine and grill stuff, among other things. Jake got a Nintendo DS and we haven’t seen him since.

Not long after opening gifts, my parents and brother stopped in for a visit. They brought Jake’s second favorite gift of the night–a framed Sidney Crosby poster. Jake’s a huge Sidney Crosby fan in case you didn’t know.

Besides nearly knocking Brian’s grandmother ass over tea kettle a few times, Buster fared pretty well for his first dinner party. Thank goodness we received his medication yesterday. I don’t think I would have wanted to attempt this otherwise.

The rest of the evening everyone sat around, drank, and talked. Just your typical holiday. Now, I must go and finish the Christmas morning preparations.

Merry Christmas, everyone!