after all the gifts were opened and dinner was eaten, we had quite a mess on our hands! most of it was gifts for the kids, so tim and jill got to take that mess with them (i'd hate to see what their house looked like after their christmas...). we had a fantastic time, giving gifts to each other! i think we should do it again some time. but for all of us, we were exhausted and soon headed off to bed. another successful christmas! thanks again everyone, for the gifts and great time!