Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Winter Birthday Celebration

Bob, Jake, Caroline and I have Winter Birthday's which are celebrated at the Poole/Springer Christmas Celebration.  Bob's birthday is in November, Jake and Caroline are in December and I have a birthday in January.  Jake and Caroline were both born in 1991 two weeks apart-December 12 and December 26.  

Happy Birthday to Us.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

More Christmas Eve Fun

A Poole/Springer Christmas Eve wouldn't be complete without our gift swap.  Everyone must contribute a wrapped gift, we draw numbers out of a hat to see who goes first.  The first player (this time it was Steve) chooses and unwraps a gift.  Player No. 2 then may either steal from Player No. ! or unwrap a gift.  We continue this madness until everyone has a gift.  We often create special rules about how many times a gift may be stolen in each round.  Jake is notorious for stealing--yep he got my clock radio alarm this year.  The game was fun but everyone enjoyed holding the newest member of the family--Molly Caroline.

Merry Christmas Eve


Monday, December 28, 2015

A Very Merry Christmas Eve

Ed & Martha hosted a fabulous Christmas Eve lunch at their beautiful home Marietta for the Poole/Springer families.   Martha served a delicious lasagna to which we all added side dishes and desserts. 

Come back tomorrow for more pictures of the Christmas Eve Celebration!