As the years went on, new friends joined them at the table.
There were some grumbles in recent years from the boys who thought they had better things to do that day, but Alexandra held the tradition together, making time to stop by in the few days she has back here on the West coast each year.
Chadd has joined us the past few years to bring some younger energy (and a maximum sugar rush!) to the proceedings, and this year our new neighbors came, providing some solid competition to the college kids’ creativity. Since all roads lead to the chicken coop, that’s where yesterday’s event began.
Then everyone headed into the house for pizza and settled down to some serious construction work.
We also used the occasion to exchange a few Christmas gifts. We were excited to give Pamela and Kirk the “clone” we found of their dog, Tahoe.
And we continued another tradition of gifting Kirk with underwear:
Everyone made their visions of sugar plums a reality, and as always, everyone’s house was creative and unique.
It was a fun way to celebrate Christmas Eve day – we look forward to seeing everyone here again in 2010!