This year Lyn’s dad, brother, and both her sisters came into town to stay overnight at our house. When you get this crew together you never know what to expect. We went to the 5:00pm church services for families with little kids. We had a great time. We drove to the Groove Park for our annual $12 cocktails. The Groove Park Inn is always in full swing on Christmas Eve. People are dancing around, hanging out by the HUGE fire place, and enjoying a few drinks to celebrate the season. We spend about an hour hanging out and Paige really enjoyed the fire place. I think with all of our fire pit activity at the house she is really starting to enjoy a good fire.
Back to the house we came! We let Paige open a present early and Lyn gave me a present….MOONSHINE! This is not a good sign. Getting moonshine as a present on Christmas Eve is very dangerous. Especially with a house full of people who like to have fun.
Barrett called me to his car where I found a ton of wood he brought from his dads house for the fire pit. I was thinking to myself….when was the last time it was warm enough to sit by a fire outside on Christmas Eve? I cannot remember a time except when we were living in Redding, CA. So of course I grabbed the wheelbarrow and starting hauling wood to the pit. Barrett had one more surprise up his sleeve. He pulled out a 96 shoot roman candle and several mortal shells. Wow…this is going to be interesting.
Everyone gathered out back on the deck to watch the show. Barrett lit all the fireworks which looked like the 4th of July. We got a few good Southern rebel yells (Ken you know what that sounds like) from the neighbors down the street and proceed to build the fire.
The fire was huge! Barrett loves building fires. After Paige went to bed we all gather by the pit and had a few swigs of moonshine. It was a perfect night for a fire. So after a few drinks we headed in to starting preparing for Paige’s visit from Santa. We had plenty of elves running around the house to put her toys together.
When Paige came out of her room on Christmas morning she had no idea what to do when she saw everything. It only took a few minutes before she start diving into the presents and ripping off the paper. It was once again a great Christmas and we enjoyed all the company. From the Bedsaul’s we hope you all had a Merry Christmas.
On our hike in the back yard
Hanging with some of the neighboors
Paige ready for church
Paige and Granddaddy
Paige a church
Paige saying hi to everyone
Our annual outting at the Groove Park
Aunt V and Paige talking by the fireplace at the Groove Park
Uncle Barrett and Aunt V by the fireplace
Paige giving Mommy a kiss