sunday night we raced from the allen christmas party back up to grand rapids so we could go to the dykhouse christmas party! after we took a few minutes to get a family portrait, it was time to see all the aunts and uncles and cousins. and all the cousin's kids (there sure are a ton of them!). we had dinner, then it was time for some gifts! my mom had a great idea to keep the action moving: all the little ones opened their gifts at the same time! genius! it only took about five minutes for all of them to dig in! then we sent them all to the nursery room to play with their new toys. that left the rest of us to exchange white elephant gifts. it was a good time, and ended in many of us (including myself) getting new underwear! (mine had a super sexy homer simpson in them...). after mingling with everyone for a couple hours, it was time to call it a night! we headed back to my parents place and took it easy the rest of the night.