What did come to stay were high fevers, aches, chills, head aches and tummy aches. Yup, the girls started in on it around Mid December, Daddy caught it the day he came home the 18th and then Mommy rounded it off with everyone just before Christmas and into the New Year.
So, we have a few new traditions now. The best is "when we're sick, we order Chinese". Yup, we ordered out Chinese for our Christmas Eve dinner. A brother picked it up in the neighboring town and we tried to enjoy it. Our theme song this year has been Sarah MacLachlan "So this is Christmas" Click HERE for a live performance video. We made up some of our own words, but Sarah's version is much prettier. ha ha.
We have decided to have a "Christmas Do Over" in January sometime. When we can actually have our ham with pineapple rings, potatoes, creamed corn, creamy carrots, gravy, pickles and olives and actually enjoy them.
|New tradition for Plan B "When sick, order Chinese"|
|Does this even need explaining?|
|Ripping paper is such a chore...at least a nice comfy hoodie was inside!|
While we missed all the extended family gatherings, we did get lots of quality bonding family time on the couch. We got the opportunity to introduce our girls to Audrey Hepburn and uh, Barbie Dreamhouse. We discovered some short little TV shows of Barbie and laughed and laughed, just click HERE to see for yourself. Maybe we were delirious with fever, but maybe not.
|Baked the dogs some goodies|
|...she wonders why the dogs always want in the house?|
|ahhh Christmas day, chillin' at my folks|
|Playing "Things" got the tears of laughter rolling|
|Even the dog got the "man flu" and took advantage of all the lazy people|
|Decorating Gingerbread men, lady, hot peppers, pea cocks, etc.|
|Grandpa T reading from Luke|
Couldn't resist this face or photo!
|Grandma T made PJ's for all the little ones...I think the grown ups were getting a little green with envy|
More time spent on the couch