Saturday, December 29, 2007

Not the Usual Christmas

Christmas 2007 Christmas 2007 Christmas 2007 Christmas 2007 Christmas 2007 Christmas 2007
I hope each and everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. My Christmas was different than in the years past. We were not able to have Christmas with my brothers and their families this year. Work schedules and the short time my son had at home prevented the usual time with my side of the family. I always look forward to seeing my brothers, my sisters-in-law and my nieces and nephews at Christmas, since they live either out of state or out of the country. Not seeing them did leave me feeling as though Christmas was not complete this year.
However, my husband's family lives in town, so we were able to have Christmas with them.

My husband, son and I did do our usual Christmas morning traditions - eat a huge breakfast and later in the day go to the movies. This year's movie was Charlie Wilson's War. We have been doing this for as long as I can remember.

Needless to say, the best part of my Christmas was being with my husband and son. I miss our son so much. He has completed 1 1/2 years of his 4 years residency in Philadelphia, but it feels like he has been there longer. When he was at Vanderbilt, we were able to visit him more frequently. Now it is so much harder. Too far away to jump in the car and go. I've got to stop writing about eyes are tearing up. I thank the Lord every day for blessing us with such a wonderful son.

I did my usual baking for Christmas. Here is a sampling of some of the goodies:
DSC_0043 DSC_0047 DSC_0012

Cookies: Raspberry Swirls, Cinnamon Cookies, Red Velvet Truffles, Oreo Truffles, Pralines, Spiced Pecans, Coconut Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Double Chocolate Chips, Apple Cinnamon Scones. - Yummy!


Pooch said...

Everything looks so festive. The baked goodies look yummy. It does feel a bit hollow when a "tradition" is broken. Here's hoping you'll all be together next Christmas.


Beth said...

Your decorations are beautiful and those cookies look terrific! Hopefully everything will be back to normal for your family next year.