Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. We have a few things that are the same every year, like the manger scene and Daddy reading to everyone and Midnight Mass, but for the most part you never know what is going to happen. Last year my sister brought several people home (mostly international) from school, this year, however, was just our family. It was nice to be together again. My Dad, one sister, two brothers, and towards the end mom got a bad case of the flu. Anna and I stayed with Grandma, trying to not catch it and we weren't around too much. By Christmas day everyone was pretty much better. We had a great day, and were surprised by a visit from my Aunt and Uncle. That night I got colllld, and it was obvious I was sick too. Since then I've been laying around. Today is the first day I feel somewhat good...I'll be so glad when the sickness is gone. God bless y'all! Enjoy the pictures.

Every year we have Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve; such a wonderful night! Church usually ends right at about 12 am Christmas morning, but this year we were a little late in starting and it was closer to 12:30-1am.

Awww...sleeping baby

This year most of us wrapped presents in newspaper to save money, and because nobody remembered to buy paper until it was too late, I found some fun Christmas themes.

Christmas morning breakfast: coffee (before I got cream, real fresh cows cream [be jealous], I do not like black coffee) and pancakes with maple syrup. Yum.

The cat on the right did not want to be on the couch or have ribbons on. It was kind of humorous, until she decided to bite at me.

kitty paws.

Someone got a little excessive with the paper...

My little sister made a poem book, mostly filled with her own poetry.

Daddy read the Christmas story.

Feasting time!

Fresh, Florida oranges. SO good.

Well, that's it for now. 'Later!

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