This year’s celebrations did not go down quite as we all had envisioned–the flu bug came to visit just in time for the holidays–but by God’s grace, after several days of lolling around we mustered up enough strength to have a semblance of seasonal spirit. Thank God for hot tea and cololidal silver!
We ended up postponing our “Christmas” an extra day since I was still pretty heavy in the recovery mode on the 25th and Jonathan had come down with the fever. It wasn’t the funnest bug, with my case including a 102+ degree fever, and the worst case of sinus congestion I can remember, for about 3 days. Jonathan’s version was thankfully much less severe and Mom only got the head cold part of it, while Dad miraculously escaped unscathed.
Thus on the 26th we had our festivities (although greatly subdued) and opened our gifts. We seemed to have more family gifts this year….some of us were a bit preoccupied with another project for some reason….However we did all concur that the Kitchen project could definitely count as a family gift!
So here are a few pictures of our days:
|Our pretty Christmas tree–with handmade village ornaments
|Jonathan distributing gifts from under the tree
|Mom and Dad
|Even Baxter got a gift!
|It all made for quite a pile of empty boxes!
|Roses from last Christmas are still pretty!
We also enjoyed a lot of good food over the break:
|And burgers seem to always taste better when grilled outside after dark!
|If only that crazy string would stay put!
Once you’ve tried it with the included string
you’ll quickly agree–it’s time for a new one!!
|We take our games very seriously! :-)
|Someone got the camera away from me!
|We’re getting close to the end…
|Time for more Christmas Punch!
On New Year’s Day, we had a very similar modus operandi–Family, Food and Fun!
|PotterVilla Pastured Pork–It can’t be beat!
|Deliciously paired with Buttermilk Pancakes.
After Brunch it was time for more games….
|An all time favorite
|By later in the afternoon the goodies were calling loudly!
|Skip-Bo — partners
|Two games at once anyone?
Happy New Year!