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Merry Christmas…

Posted on: December 25, 2014

We had a wonderful albeit different Christmas…

With my oldest getting over the flu and pink eye and my brother too sick to come over,

Our Christmas definitely was void of some normalcy..

I was off my game, I didn’t take any pictures of opening presents..

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Twas the Night Before Christmas… Presents tucked under the tree and stockings stuffed..

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Wearing my traditional Santa Apron… 

Gotta love the orange fuzzy socks and blue slippers..

It was just 8 am at this point…

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My allergies were acting up and I can see evidence of some swelling in this photo..

Medicine kicked in and I was free of any symptoms for the day..

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My youngest in his new pj’s bottoms and slippers..

I think I didn’t get photos as much as usual today, as my kids all spent the entire day in pj’s..

My oldest came late opened gifts, then slept for a few hours in the living room, woke up gave me a present then left, not sure whether he would be up for coming back for dinner… I set a place and the table, but alas he didn’t come back..

I wasn’t surprised as he really is sick and needed to rest up..

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Breakfast Buffet before everyone dug in…I love the flowers my husband brought home , who knew you could get sunflowers in winter..Not that we had winter temps as it was in the high 60’s..

My sister took a plate to my older brother who was too sick to  join us..

She also took him dinner on her way home, so at least I know my sick brother was well fed for the day…

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My husband did take one photo when the guys went out to try Connor’s new compound bow…

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Check out that Bullseye!  

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I changed for dinner… 

I even added red lipstick, lol..

This is my new apron!  I love it!  

It’s from Expressions found here…

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Yep, I love my new apron!  

My family laughed at my wardrobe change for dinner, but I had fun with it!  

Dear Readers, I hope you all had a wonderful day!  We ended our night, with a 14 slice sampler of cheesecake with each being a different flavor… We huddled around the island trying bites… We each had a bite of 5 kinds before we decided we’d had enough and put it away to finish another night or two… It really was a lot of fun, I missed my older brother in that moment as I know he would have loved it.. 

Gratitude

I am grateful that my oldest felt well enough to at least come by for a few hours and that I surprised him with a sweater he wanted but thought was too expensive and a wonderful fair isle scarf..

I am grateful for a chance to be with my siblings and talk about memories of our parents.

I am grateful that my youngest had some success when trying his compound bow for the first time, 

I am grateful for the weird not traditional Christmas where we were all off our game, with few pictures ,but great conversation and connection. 

I am grateful that I budgeted successfully and my husband will be going car shopping tomorrow to get a vehicle with better gas mileage and one that won’t hurt his hip when getting in and out of it.. 

I am grateful for my husband getting Salesman of the Year and the consistent sales with this new company that has alleviated the feast or famine where I use to fill my freezers and pantry in preparation for the slump the was always around the corner.  He’s been challenged to sell a million dollars for 2015, and the funny part is, it’s very doable based on his track record with this industry.  

I am grateful that I successfully managed my time and had the amazing break on Christmas Eve to recharge my batteries. 

I am grateful for laughter, love and any excuse to spend time all together!  

I am grateful for faith and the reason for the season!  

Merry Christmas!

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