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!