We all managed to be healthy by Christmas. I am thankful for that. There was much to be thankful for, unfortunately it's been a challenge to focus on those good things and not the bad. This by far was a most difficult Christmas for myself. Everyone else had a wonderful time.
Christmas Eve is what my family (growing up) made a deal about. That was when everyone got together and we had a big dinner with all the usual Christmas foods. Christmas day was a time for just our family to hang out. Over the years I've tried to keep a bit of Christmas Eve going for my own family. It has been many years since we've gone North to be with family. This year things were looking like a flop in trying to so *something*, anything, on Christmas Eve. We managed to make some cut out cookies to decorate and munch on. That was a lot of fun.
Christmas day turned out a bit different. Since we had been sick we were not able to celebrate Christmas with Jeremiah's mom. So it was just us this Christmas day, a first in many, many years.
One of the gifts the kids received from my Dad and Mom was pre-baked gingerbread cookies that needed decorating. So we broke that open last night and had some fun with decorating cookies once again. Last night we also had our Christmas dinner, a day late. On Christmas itself we had eggs, and then around 10 PM we had apple pie. Like I said, nothing quite went like I had imagined it would :-)
I leave you with some pictures of our cookie times.