All month I have been hearing about “Christmas In July”…..local radio stations are doing special giveaways and contests, so I thought…..this would be a good post topic…..and what better day to post it than July 25th……we have exactly 6 months until Christmas……can you believe it?
I wasn’t blogging last Christmas, so I thought I would share some of the fun from “The Half Gaelic, Half Garlic” 2007 Christmas Eve Extravaganza!
We have had some major shin digs since moving into this house……we had always said that we wanted a house that we could entertain and accomodate lots of people for family get togethers and parties…..we have done a pretty good job so far………we just had our first annual 4th of July party, we have also hosted the last two St Patrick’s Day parties…..for obvious reasons(Half Gaelic), but Christmas 2007, we had the pleasure of hosting the Christmas Eve Extravaganza!
The “Garlic” side of the family always does a big Christmas Eve celebration….for all of my childhood it was hosted by my grandparents. The one I talked about HERE…..anyway, after my Grammy passed away, my Aunti Em has always hosted the party. This year we decided to do it and give her a break. We always have a wonderful time no matter where the party is, as long as we are all together, that’s what counts.
Take a look…..do you think the ladies in this family know how to have a good time….I also included a couple pictures of Christmas morning and the kids opening some gifts….it was complete chaos…….and all of the adults were feeling……cough, cough….a little rough…..we went to bed at 4am and the kids woke up at 6am….no one looked pretty that morning!!!
I am going to leave you all on this one…..this was Pat’s Christmas present to me……..you know how I talk about my little problem with OCD and being a complete neat freak who constantly cleans……Pat thought this would be the perfect gift for someone with my condition……..
He bought me a tool belt…..a really good one I might add….from H*me Depot and filled it with all of the cleaning supplies that I use…..thought it might make my life a little easier!
The rest of my family was hysterical when I opened this…….me……not thinking it was funny….I tried to put it on like a good sport….the thing was so darn heavy, I could barely stand up!
So…..Pat…..if you are reading this….you have 6 whole months to get me a gift……start shopping now, because a toolbelt isn’t cutting it this year!!!!
(Just so you all don’t think he is really this cruel, this was not my only gift…..he did pull through with some good stuff too)