My family has been spending early Christmas Eve at the Lodge for the past few years. A lot of regular members come in, bringing a dish to share, and just hanging out before the family celebrations begin.

During the afternoon the Lodge gives away 3 pots of money, or actually the pots that weren’t claim throughout the year in the daily attendance drawings. The pots are 300 dollars each and I won one this year, which was really nice and shocking as hell, as I have only won 2 things, ever.

The boys were there, as you can see from the picture of Charlie in my Santa hat. He looked over at me just as I was snapping the picture and it turned out so adorable. Tre got way into being Santa and was Ho ho hoing at me.

And, I’ll write more about the boys on Christmas tomorrow.