That's right. Sick on Christmas....and still sick....and that's really not what I asked for. I prayed for a positive strep test so I could take some magic and it'd be better in 24 hours.....it was negative. So now I'm just nursing the worst sore throat I've ever had. It settled in Christmas Eve day and it's still holding on. It's pretty awesome.
Regardless....we had a great Christmas and a fantastic time together as a family! A few pictures for you.....
As is cookie decorating....gingerbread to be exact. It's all about the frosting--the good kind--and the red hots.
My sister had some custom Peter Pan costumes made for Georgia--Wendy and Peter-- and Georgia has been wearing them for three days straight now, even sleeping in them. Could it be that we've found the Wizard of Oz's replacement? As I type she's watching the Cathy Rigby stage version of the play........for the tenth time or so since Christmas Eve.
Our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of appetizers and desserts. We've been doing this as long as I can remember and I'll never stop. We make a table of our favorite appetizers and cookies, load up our plates, and sit around the tree eating until we're stuffed. And then.....we open presents....all of them. I know....gasp....what about Christmas morning? We've always just done stockings in the morning--that's what Santa would bring. It's how my mom did it when she was little and it's stuck. I think it's fantastic. A cozy and very memorable way to spend Christmas Eve.
Sisters. She's so pretty.
Hope you all had a sore-throat free Christmas and you got to spend time with your families.
A new year....it's right around the corner!