Thursday, December 27, 2018

Christmas Day 2018

Y'all!  Halfway between there and here, I was very ill.  I'm not sure if it was food poisoning or a stomach bug, but whatever the case, I was the only one affected and  so so so sick in the middle of the night.

It isn't right when Mom is sick on Christmas, and this is the second year in a row (last year was a terrible cold & fever).

When my littlest came into the room on Christmas morning, I was afraid to open my eyes, afraid to move, not knowing what the morning would bring.  You know that feeling?  But by the grace of God, I felt okay.  For just a short period of time, I was able to be with my family as they opened up their gifts.

And then I was back to lying down.

In the meantime, my amazing hubby helped in the kitchen and things went pretty smooth.  What a blessing!

For Christmas breakfast, I had prepared two new recipes the night before; cinnamon bun casserole (had egg in it), and a gluten-free cinnamon/raisin bread casserole.  The family ate them up with some fresh fruit, juice, and coffee.

Miss Ester prepared a beautiful wreath appetizer!

Then it was time for Christmas dinner!  David and Miss Mabel stepped up big time!

There was maple-glazed pork roast, garlicky green beans with pine nuts, carrot pecan wild rice, and Mascarpone mashed potatoes.

A new recipe was tried, Christmas Cranberry Cobbler (recipe to come).  Miss Sally made a new recipe as well, a GF chocolate pie with almond whip cream!  Then there was our beloved Blue Bell peppermint and vanilla ice cream.

I am so grateful that the family was able to enjoy a delicious and festive meal!

Honestly, it was my worst Christmas Day since I was eight years old and sick with the chicken pox.  I'm not sure what happened, but the others remained healthy (thank goodness) and enjoyed themselves, which I am grateful for.

Christmas season is still upon us, so I have been making an effort to celebrate it a little each day.  Another tradition :)  Just today we made cut out cookies!  Anytime is a good time for cookies as far as I am concerned.

As this beautiful time of year continues on, may it remain in your hearts and home throughout the year.  May you experience the joy and promises that come with His birth!

Merry Christmas!


  1. My sweet, sweet friend,
    I am so sorry!
    I remember last year you were sick.
    What a wonderful family you have, stepping up and getting it done.
    Everything looked lovely and delicious!
    And did I miss something?
    Who is gluten free?
    Prayers and love and hugs for a healthy new year!

  2. I am so sorry you felt so bad. It sounded like your first day of Christmas went well anyway. Remember that you have 12 days of Christmas altogether, so it is not over yet. 😌


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