Ryan's family came to our house on Boxing Day for a big Christmas dinner. I love bringing a "taste" of the South to Canada on occasions such as this, so I was in my glory working in the kitchen that day. We feasted on deep fried turkey (trust me, once you've had a deep fried turkey you will never be able to eat an oven cooked turkey again!) cranberry dressing with gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash casserole, deviled eggs, peaches-n-cream corn, cranberry sauce, and biscuits. Denise brought a delicious pumpkin pie and chocolate mouse cheesecake for dessert. Ryan did the honors of carving the bird, and then we all proceeded to put on a few pounds at the dinner table!
After dinner, the kids enjoyed opening their gifts from Grandma & Grandpa and all the aunts and uncles. It was slightly chaotic with two toddlers and an eight year old, but it was so much fun watching them all run around and playing together.