I brought my new bag, which is the cutest little 60's inspired bag, and a quaint pair of silver heels. I was equipped in ballerinas for the car ride and unloading of the presents upon arrival.
While still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes we headed out onto the roads.
I was dressed in my favourie skirt and holding the wine we had not yet had time to drink the night before.
As Ireland had been blessed with heavy snowfall a few days before Christmas the roads were treacherous for the Irish tyres and it was quite the hassle getting over to Karl's dad's place. At one point the car started spinning when Karl wanted to break and I thought I would be meeting my maker. I didn't.
Once all the presents were carried in my lovely shoes came on in an instant.
Karl's sister has the fluffiest dog called Missy. She has endless amounts of energy and gets excited by the smallest things.
All the alcohol was chilling in the "freezer".
Everybody just kind of sat around as we all waited for the two cooks to finish the preparation of our monstrous meal. Karl's brother Mark and his brother-in-law Paul were assigned the duty of making sure we would all be fed.
After dinner we sat down in the living room and exchanged Christmas presents.
Jessica had a very cute doll with a very large head.
I got a pair of Bumble Bee slippers from Corina. I love them!! They are so cute!
The Christmas lights were turned on and I sat in bliss watching them.
We all sat around for quite a while, drinking wine and talking about most things between the earth and the moon. I remember having riled up discussion with Karl's dad but I don't particularly remember what they were about. It was a very nice evening and as people started leaving, couple by couple, Karl prepared a makeshift bed for us on the floor.
I had a lot of fun and got a little bit closer to everybody, as I always do when spending time with Karl's family. I feel a bit left out when around them, as there are so many of them and they are all close amongst themselves. In time I hope I will be one of them, and that night I only felt a little bit like an outsider.