We just got back from our Christmas Eve Party at my in-laws. We had a great time with conversation, gift giving and games. There were a colossal amount of finger rolls, huge bowl of pasta salad, veggie platter and delicious desserts.  We played a "right-left game" and did a Yankee Swap (or as I would rather call it a Red Sox Swap).

Have you ever done the "right/left game?" If you haven't It's is a fun way to swap around gifts with a story. Basically, the game is set up with having everyone sitting in a circle with a gift either you or the host bought in each of the participant's hands. In the "right/left" story, every time the word "right" or "left' is said you send the gift that direction. After about what seems like 15 minutes and a hundred "rights" and "lefts," the story ends and the gift you're holding is the gift you get.

We also did the "Red Sox Swap" gift exchange. I brought a $20 gift card to TJ Maxx and with my draw, picked a beautiful fleece couch blanket throw. The kids were showered too by the close friends, Aunts and Uncles and their Grandmother.

Christmas Eve is also about visiting and enjoying each others company. We did a lot of that tonight as well.

All in all, it was a very fun night. Now, it's time to get the kids to bed for Santa,

On this Christmas Eve remember there are thousands in the state still without power, and whatever we can do to help them I'm sure would be appreciated by those in the cold. Whether it's offering up your house for a hot shower, a meal, or a place to crash for the night, remember we with power are just lucky tonight. Nothing more, just lucky.

Merry Christmas, everyone!