After church we headed over to the Gaines for their annual Christmas Eve gathering. We all enjoyed spending time with friends; Ellie had a marvelous time with the son of one of Ashley's good friends...he did give her a kiss and a hug...so cute. You can see by this picture that she's not too sure of what he just did!
We left the Gaines and met the Tifts back at our house for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of ribs and chicken...this year accompanied by sweet potatoes, layered salad, green beans, and deviled eggs. We thought that was good until we had Serita's fresh coconut cake. Oh. My. Goodness. It was divine!
That's when Santa's helpers went to work...let me just say there was sweat involved...ha!
Around midnight the helpers finished up and we hit the sack with visions of sugar plums in our heads and counting our blessings.