Fake Christmas Eve

We normally go to Aunt Della’s for Christmas Eve and eat a fancy meal of Papa John’s pizza.  This year, we pushed our celebration until after Christmas so the entire family could be together.  This was the first time we had ALL six cousins together in a few years!  Brandi and the kids got to come from Virginia this year and it was SO much fun.  We did all of our normal traditions, but just called it “Fake Christmas Eve” since it was on December 27.

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When we were younger, we used to make a family pyramid every year.  We stopped doing that once we all got a little bigger, but decided to give it a go this year.  I used to be closer to the top and have since been pushed to the bottom of the pyramid.  I’m just pretending it’s because I have big muscles. 🙂

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Luckily, we didn’t crash to the ground!  We also had the little cousins try the pyramid.  Della had to jump in and add a little support-trying to tell four and six year olds how to hold the little ones up was quite interesting!

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Grandmom and Granddad always give us money for Christmas, but always hide it in something interesting.  This year it came in a McDonald’s Happy Meal box.  Isn’t that cute?

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It’s hard to get a serious picture with these relatives….

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but sometimes we all calm down and capture a good one.

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Happy “Fake Christmas Eve!”

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