Tuesday, January 19, 2010
'Twas the weeks before Christmas
And all through the house,
My nausea was raging,
So I felt like a louse!
And I will stop the poetry (or attempt) for your sake! :-) This was by far my roughest Christmas season since nausea is no respecter of persons! The kiddos had a great time though, and that is more important to me. It can be a bit difficult to be festive when food smells send you running, and life itself sends you gagging! May I never again be sick the month of Christmas!!!!!!!!

The boys assembled their own tree and decorated it. What a relief and bit of sadness as it was another step of independence on their part.
And what's Christmas without some extra giving?! The boys worked and saved money to fill several packages for Operation Christmas Child. It was such a delight to watch them choose and pack little gifts for an unknown needy child. I hope they never lose that thrill!
And Christmas isn't Christmas without some crafts.
Never mind the gingerbread house; I scaled down to a tree. :-) I was also so nauseated I couldn't bear to taste the icing. (May we all pause to gasp!)
Mid December brought the opportunity to pull out the Zofran and head to SC where Troy was the bass soloist in Bob Jones University's Messiah production. What fun to reconnect with old friends and visit old places!
Backstage with the "performer" in his dressing room.
Dr. Warren Cook - Conductor.
The boys never tired of the game room where they spent hours playing pool
and ping pong.
Spending the day with a best friend - Josh.
More catching up with our old neighbors - the Russos.
Christmas Eve found us at my parents' house three hours away in PA. And what is Christmas Eve without games?! I was able to play Blokus for the first time - - - - - and loooved it!
Just had to wrap Grandpa's gift certificate in the biggest box from the attic. :-)

Christmas Day at home!!!!! Ahhh. . .I love to wake up in my own bed on that holiday! We had a special time together as a family! Gifts. Games. Food. Movies. Memories. All the makings of a good day!

And what's Christmas without snow?! Boy, did I ever get it, too. The land was so beautiful!!!! We were some of the fortunate ones that got around 20+ inches! (Can you feel my grin?! :-) I have not seen this much snow since my SD days. Snow is good for nausea, too. At least mine! :-)

And for some reason there are a few little boys that believe
hot cocoa and snow go hand in hand.
And what's snow and hot cocoa without freshly baked sugar cookies?!

My Narnia - without the lamppost. . .

  posted at 9:53 PM  

At 8:06 AM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Happy birthday, Martha! Hope your day is nausea free--at least long enough for you to enjoy some icing... :o)

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Enjoyed the update-glad y'all had a nice Christmas season. I'm happy for you that VA got snow but thrilled that NC did not!:) I don't miss it a bit-we are enjoying the southern winters!

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

This looks like you had a grand Christmas, in spite of feeling sick. Glad you're better now.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Mom C said...

Thank you for the lovely post, Martha. Glad you're feeling up to doing a little of this now. You KNOW I live for blog posts from my family. Really enjoyed all the pics! Hugs to all of you!

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Janette said...

Loved all the pictures and update. It was great to see you and your family as well this year! Looks like your boys had a blast in the tons of snow!

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

You, not being able to eat icing!?! That must be some serious nausua!!! I hope get to feeling better really soon!


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