Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve...2015

The traditional Collins' family gift exchange.  Every Thanksgiving the kids draw names and surprise each other with Secret Santa gifts.  This year we had 13 kids drawing names and sharing gifts...some kids were a thousand miles away though....(We love you, Matt and Alexis.)
 The first gift of Christmas Eve started with the youngest...
 Grace is sneaking a peek at Kimmy's new book. 
 Merry Christmas, Becky....we missed Becky's Matt...he had to work delivering everyone's packages.  (people, order your gifts earlier so UPS men don't have to work late into the evening on Christmas Eve)
 Luke was up next....
 Mark got him the perfect gift.
 The first time ever in my life....70 degrees on Christmas Eve in Central New York....shorts, t-shirts and a new scooter!  Go, Luke!
 Someone has their eye's on Grace...
 Matt K was here in spirit....
 The perfect gift for Gracie.
 Dan and Mark...
 Laura's gift came all the way from Georgia.
 Luke was Amy's secret santa.
 What is it, Dan?
 Dan was very happy with his blanket homemade by Laura!...Great job, Laura!
 Another gift from Georgia.
 Can you guess who Pat's secret Santa is? 
 Kim was so happy to be Lianna's Santa.
 Luke was then surprised by a gift from Kimberly...She bought it herself with "reading points" from the library...she then spent the points on gifts.  
This was a wonderful opportunity for Luke and Kim to do some shopping on their own. 
 Way to go, Luke. 
 Stay cozy, Becky...
 The Christmas Eve full moon. 
Kimberly's new Christmas nightgown
Merry Christmas, everyone, from the Collins' clan...

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