Vana and Joe hosted Christmas Eve at their house. Kayla and Derrick made these delicious açaí bowls, which were a thing they ate often on their recent honeymoon in Hawaii.
They were fruity and delicious!
Cheryl with baby Jasper! Baby's first Christmas eve!!!
There were SO many desserts. The unfortunate thing is that I got too full on dinner to try barely any of these.
Uncle Ben and Grandpa Dennis.
Sweet little Jasper!
Joe made some bomb diggity rolls.
Time to eat!
Kristin took her turn snuggling Baby J.
Christmas Eve dinner! The star of the show were these NAUGHTIEST ever potatoes au gratin. There was so much cream, and so much cheese. They were incredible. Everything was delicious! SO FILLING. I didn't even have seconds and I was too full for dessert! (Regrets!)
After dinner, we played Secret Santa. Look at that enticing pile of gifts!
Jon, Kayla, and Derrick!
Whoever was unwrapping had to wear the elf hat.
Kayla had trouble deciding which gift to open.
She got fancy hiking poles!
Ben and I got windchimes and the SOFTEST BLANKET EVER. This blanket quickly became a contender for stealing.
Trying to downplay just how soft it is, so people aren't enticed to steal it.
Kristin and Moss opened a vodka cocktail set!
Vana was tempted to steal the blanket...
But was too tempted by the unwrapped gifts!
She got a scarf and some musk!
Jon got a hot toddy kit, with Crown Royal! YUM!
Cheryl stole the hiking poles!
So Kayla stole our softest ever blanket! BETCH!!!
So we stole the hot toddy kit.
There were several more rounds of opening and stealing.
Look at Yang stealing that blanket!
Vana and Joe eventually ended up with the blanket. Everyone ended up with gifts they were happy with! What a fun evening!! Time for bed, Santa's on his way.