After spending most of the day cleaning up the yard and house, we met Sharon's brother Tom, her nephew's Kevin and Eric and her mom Rosemary at Good Shepherd for the Children's Mass.
Heading back to the house, the group expanded to include Sharon's brother Tim, his wife Kathy, their daughters Erin and Eileen, Tom's wife Becky and Jim. Sharon made a great dinner, including a pear and walnut salad, prime rib, green beans, roasted potatoes and cresent rolls.
Finishing dinner, we adjourned to the living room and opened presents.
Tom and Becky made a yule log for desert.
It was a very nice Christmas Eve. It is the first time in four years, since 2002, that we have hosted the event at our house.