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Friday, December 24, 2004

Christmas Eve at Cindy's

My family gets together on Christmas Eve to celebrate and exchange presents. It has always done this. We go to Cindy and Wally's house and always have a good time. We eat, play bingo, and exchange presents and visit as well.

We had some great food tonight. Cindy got a 6 foot sub (I think) from Subway and had lots of other goodies. I made taco dip and double delicious bars. I ate until I was stuffed and then ate some more. Everything was SO good.

Then we played bingo. Everyone buys several dollar items and we lay them out (this year we wrapped them to add to the suspense and excitement) and then we each get 5 cards. We take turns being the caller and after someone has five of their cards called they get to pick a prize. We continue until everyone has had a chance to win a prize and then we start over.

Next was present exchanging time. We got nice things!! I felt bad that this year we just didn't have the money to buy people things. It is hard on me when it's like that. But we sure were spoiled by everyone. I really do have a great family.

Surprisingly it was Kevin that gave me the hardest time about leaving. I couldn't get him going. I hated nagging on him but I knew I had presents at home to wrap and lots of other last nminute things to do. He was enjoying himself with the guys as they drank a few beers. It stinks that I am always waiting until the last minute to do everything! But I also knew Cindy was in the same boat with the wrapping as I was so I wanted to give her a break and let her get at it at a decent hour.

I know that it will be well past midnight before I get to bed. I had to get on here and blog a few minutes. I still have stockings to stuff and presents to lay out. It is really late too so I had better get to it.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I probably won't get on here until the day after Christmas. Remember JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON!!!


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